EDUCATION, humor, satire, vouchers, charter schools, cyberschools

Vouchering an Educational Adventure   by WALTER BRASCH   I hadn’t talked with Marshbaum for a couple of years, ever since he left newspaper journalism for more lucrative work in the fast food industry. But here he was in my office to ask if I would publicize his new educational adventure. “That’s great!” I said. […]

Paul Ryan's America

The U.S. is a belief culture, from our persistent clinging to creationism over evolutionary science to our unwavering claims that the U.S. is a meritocracy. The great irony of this belief culture is that the popular rejection of Darwinism is supplanted by a very palpable embracing of Social Darwinism. Americans believe deeply in the rugged […]

EDMC's 'Art Institute' For-Profit College Forces Out Arts Professor for Refusing to Adopt E-Textbook

Forget about academic freedom or even democratic decision making if you work for one of the for-profit gulags they call ‘universities’, or ‘institutes’ or ‘academies’.  They are little more than low paid sweat shops where what gets produced are useless diplomas, not education, and the diplomas come at an exorbitant price. It should be noted […]

AFTER CAPITALISM

By Saul Landau Reading Jerry Mander’s The Capitalist Papers: Fatal Flaws of an Obsolete System (Counterpoint: Berkeley, 2012), I recalled lessons from my first Marxism class at the university. Capitalism has no morality, but must constantly grow. It creates inequality, exploits labor and nature and fights wars. Mander sees no way for all these negative […]

Craigslist is now advertising for college professors to volunteer their time by donating onine materials for an alleged Christian university start up

As the teaching profession morphes from a ‘profession’ to a Walmart model for educational barbarity and corporate pillage, teachers are now encouraged to become hustlers as they see massive layoffs due to years of fiscal starvation, austerity, the mechanization of ‘learning’ through cyber distance learning classes and the decimation of what was once a nobel […]

BAMN Defends Affirmative Action and 10 Percent Plan in University of Texas Case at U.S. Supreme Court

http://www.bamn.com/affirmative-action/bamn-defends-affirmative-action-and-10-percent-plan-in-university-of-texas-case-at-u-s-supreme-court BAMN is the lead plaintiff in the case challenging Michigan’s version of the anti-affirmative-action Proposition 209 of California. This case is pending before the en banc panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. See Coal. to Defend Aff. Action v. Regents of the Univ. of Mic higan, 652 F.3d […]

Kaplan Kids becomes the Official Sponsor of Disney Live!!!!! Mickey's Music festival and Phineas and Ferb: The Best live tour ever

Premier Educational Provider Partners with the Premier Live Family Entertainment Producer to Support Family Events Nationwide from August 2012 to February 2013 You can’t make this stuff up and it is tough to even keep up with it in real time.  As I have written, Hollywood and the entertainment industry have been and will be entering […]

Outsourcing Public Schools: Deja Vu All Over Again

Two weeks ago, Highland Park Michigan announced that it is outsourcing its three schools to a for-profit charter school company, Leona LLC. The decision to privatize was made after a state takeover of the schools: in May, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder appointed an emergency manager for the school district, Joyce Parker, and it was Parker […]

Chicago Teacher's Union under attack by right wing blitz and astro-turf organizations

From a Chicago teacher- The profession that I - and thousands of my colleagues and friends have chosen - is being vilified in Chicago, as well as throughout the nation. Well-funded “astroturf” groups have taken out attack ads vs. teachers in Chicago on the radio, and our union is looking for ways to defend us. […]

7-minute video: 1%’s terror/wars/debt all contrived to crush 99%’s awakening

The US 1% has a visible agenda of lie-led unlawful wars and fraud-fed debt. This agenda is only possible as long as the 99% are kept ignorant and distracted from these facts. That was the 1%’s cartel/corporate media’s job, as this 7-minute video with David Icke demonstrates is dissolving from the lights of activism and […]