California Scheming: killing public pensions for workers

California is dying! With their so-called concern for the fiscal responsibility of California, the front and center of their demolition policies, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Wednesday, the 22ndd of April, that they supported controversial plans to rein in the costs of retirement benefits for public employees.  They say the […]

I Hope You Enjoy Your Tea

Our soldiers are disposable.  Rumsfeld, Bush’s Secretary of Defense, said, “You go to war with the army you have—not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time.”  Well, the army we have sucks.  Not the soldiers on the line, but all the ones at the top have to go.  We […]

Testimony of Dr. Diane Ravitch

Albany, NY, April 22, 2010 Mr. Perkins, you must be a very dangerous and powerful man. Yesterday the tabloids were filled with editorials and articles denouncing you for holding hearings about charter schools; today, there are even more. If charters are public schools and receive public money, why should they object to oversight hearings by […]

Political Patronage for Green Dot Public Schools' Chief Propagandist

On Saturday, April 24, 2010 one of the most pernicious enemies of public education will be sworn in as a member of the California State Board of Education. At 5:00pm at a small church on 129 S. Gless St. in Boyle Heights, Benjamin Austin (AKA Ben Austin AKA The Beverly Hills Barrister) will be rewarded […]

Detroit says no to the 'Gated' community of the privatizers

Detroit Teachers and the fight against Walton, Gates, the Skillman Foundation their tributaries, minnions and the awful historical agency of tallywhacker Robert Bobb Defend Public Education / Save Our Students will meet this Saturday at 4:30 pm at the Gracious Savior Church, 19484 James Couzens (northbound Lodge service drive north of Seven Mile Rd. in Detroit, MI).    All […]

Dereliction of Derivatives and the deliquescence of Harvard

Harvard’s billions and the coming economic meltdown Larry Summers, the Obama administration economic advisor could be responsible for unilaterally destroying the Harvard University endowment fund (Harvard Corporation) as a result of the Milton Friedman market advice he gave the Harvard fund’s management during his awful tenure as Harvard University president from 2002 to 2006. Summers, […]

Stop the Bubble Machine

I read in today’s Times that the Afghani want peace and jobs and that the “enemy population” would all but dissolve if they could find gainful employment. “In a recent survey, Kandaharis favored negotiations with the Taliban by a margin of 19 to 1 over continued fighting. Five of six Kandaharis viewed the Taliban as ‘our Afghan brothers,’ […]

De'Von Burt, Detroit student leader, speaks out!

I don’t agree with the ideology of charter schools and what they can do. I have been a proud BAMN student organizer in BAMN for at least 8 months now (since October, 2009 and present) and I’m doing my best to defend public education. Another thing about BAMN is that they support student activism; I do also!