Happy holidays! The Corporatization Of San Jose High School and child labor

Joe Rodriguez, a reporter for the Mercury News recently reported that in San Jose, California: “The city is blessed with high schools that prepare low-income, underachieving students for college, but here comes one with a twist. Students at this school will attend classes four days a week, but on the fifth they’ll put on work […]

COUCHING THE STANDARDS DEBATE IN HISTORICAL TERMS: Developing a dialectical understanding of the standards debate through historical awareness

The need to couch the standard’s debate within historical context and develop a Marxist analysis of the role of capitalism and schooling is essential.  Too much time has been expended fighting standards for almost one century.  It is time to understand that capitalism has no interest in education of its population.  For its administrators and […]

Protecting Guns, Sacrificing (Some) Children

“In 2008, 2,947 children and teens died from guns in the United States and 2,793 died in 2009 for a total of 5,740,” details Protect Children Not Guns 2012 (Children’s Defense Fund), “—one child or teen every three hours, eight every day, 55 every week for two years” (p. 2). Tragedy is often reserved for […]

NRA spent over $11 million against candidates in 2012: Citizens United

The expiration of  the assault weapons ban in 2004 is directly related to the shooting of the  26 students and teachers in  Newtown CT with an AR 15 semi automatic assault rifle. The  reason why there has been  no  legislation to ban assault weapons   during the Obama administration , despite a string of mass shootings,  […]

Moulding Young Minds through the militarization of education: US Public Schools Preaching the Virtues of War On Iran

Moulding Young Minds: US Public Schools Preaching the Virtues of War On Iran Patrick Henningsen 21st Century Wire Dec 18, 2012 http://21stcenturywire.com/2012/12/18/us-public-school-is-preaching-the-virtues-of-a-war-on-iran/ What exactly are we teaching your children? I remember my history lessons in school. Among many things, I can recall Normandy, Patton’s march through France and the Battle of the Bulge, Korea, Vietnam […]

Book Review: Project Censored 2013

Huff, Mickey S., and Andy Lee Roth, eds. Censored 2013: Dispatches From the Media Revolution. New York: Seven Stories Press, October 2012. 468 pp. $19.95 By Paul W. Rea, PhD Project Censored has delivered another timely and essential book. The passion and commitment of editors Prof. Mickey Huff and Dr. Andy Lee Roth definitely show—and […]

NRA: America's Next Big Tobacco?

I grew up in the 1960s and 1970s in a loving household with wonderful working class parents—who smoked in the house and the car with me and my sister breathing daily their second-hand smoke. My parents would have done anything for us, including risking their own lives for our safety. Yet they smoked right there […]

20 dead children? US reneged poverty promises kill 20,000 children every day!

US political leadership has reneged on every promise to save the lives of helpless children, resulting in the deaths of ~20,000 every day from preventable poverty. Since the US ongoing lies to care for children at the 1990 World Summit for Children, nearly 200,000,000 children have died in prolonged agony far more painful than death […]

A Legacy of Bloodshed and Theft

By Patricia Miraz White Europeans, both in the Americas and Europe, have a long history of genocide and theft. It’s their specialty when it comes to acquiring riches and making their “perceived superiority” aware to all those they deem “inferior”. Native people in America know very well of how White Europeans celebrate their victories and […]

Teach for America: The Story of Misinformation

What do the following have in common? • Three high-quality teachers in a row can increase student achievement and even life-long earning. [1] • Teachers are the single-most important factor in student learning. [2] • U.S. students sit in the middle of the pack in international rankings of standardized test scores. [3] • On average, […]