The financialization of education: the next economic crisis

Sometimes one cannot believe the news, not for fear of it being misinformation or disinformation, but for the startling and unsettling horror stories that appear more than occasionally these days.  This one is especially morbid. Marian Wang, a reporter for Nation for Change, wrote an excellent article about a grieving father and his struggles to […]

Carl Herman radio interview on public education's failure to address the 1%'s abuse of dictatorial power

source: Carl Herman Phil Mikan, a New England radio host, interviewed me for an hour on November 16th, 2011 on the topic of to what extent public education is designed to address and avoid the concentration of power and wealth in our world of the present. The interview is here.  

THE DECLINE OF THE CHURCH?

By Saul Landau Scandals distract the public from focusing on key issues. Sometimes, however, they also provide insights into the character of leading cultural and political figures — and their institutions. When the story finally broke — after perhaps centuries of cover-ups — about priests abusing youthful members of their flock I smirked, not of […]

The new call for full body scanners

No one really wanted full body scanners. There were numerous talks of invasions of privacy and viable cases of abuse of that privacy. Today, however, the pantsbomber has made that discussion return to the forefront, with many people readily giving up their privacy because they now feel that the government knows what they’re doing. For […]

Junk bonds, charter schools and insider fraud

November 29, 2009 - 10:00 AM The following story provides more evidence of the economic and fraudulent wake that is enveloping public schools throughout the nation through the Trojan horse for privatization called ‘charter schools’.  Do not be fooled, for all over the US the havoc wrought from a decaying social fabric is being exposed […]