City College of San Francisco fails to receive Lumina backed accreditation: The fix was in

From:  Dr. Thelma Scott-Skillman Interim Chancellor Dear College Community, We have received the decision from ACCJC. The Commission has decided to terminate City College of San Francisco’s accreditation effective July 31, 2014, approximately one year from now. We are immediately moving forward to request a review on the Commission’s decision per ACCJC’s policy  on request […]

University of Phoenix to 'Occupy' Santa Monica College

  It was the former Chancellor of the Community College system, Jack Scott, who proposed that to increase access for students to education, the notorious Kaplan University, the criminal enterprise that preys on youth with predatory for-profit drive by schools, partner with community colleges (http://www.dailycensored.com/santa-monica-college-fights-privatization-anti-privatization-conference-held-for-112-community-colleges-serving-260000-students-in-the-state-of-california/). Scott was stopped but now, take a look: the new […]

A Model T Education: Public Schooling on the Assembly Line

“Mass production is a problem the auto industry solved over 100 years ago,” veteran education reporter Jonn Merrow narrates over grainy images of Model Ts being rolled out of a factory in his most recent PBS NewsHour report. He observes that with the Model T, Henry Ford’s innovation was not in creating a quality car, […]

New York’s Common Core Pre-K Standards: They’re Not Kidding Around

An angry New York City parent of a preschooler got my attention on Twitter. “Are you f**king kidding me?” she wrote. “I may just quit my job and home-school my daughter.” I wondered what on earth could be so terrible. I soon found out: the New York City Department of Education’s “Common Core–aligned tasks embedded […]

We're being steamrolled into one-size-fits-all

NOTE: I am one of six “experts” invited to comment on the Common Core, the only one criticizing the document, at the Learning Matters blog. Of note is the Learning Matters subtitle: Reporting You Can Trust. Well, you decide. You might find it interesting to note that the only changes the editors made in my […]

Homeland Security Teacher Rating System Threat Advisory

Print[1], using a #2 pencil.  Submit copies to:               U. S. Department of Education               Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation               National Governors Association Center for Best Practices               Editorial Department New York Times               ALEC Name: Last _______________ First _______________ Middle ____________ Alias _______________ Sex: M F Other Not […]

Nobel Prize Economist Refutes David Coleman's Crackpot Literacy Theory

Common Core Curriculum Standards entrepreneur David Coleman is barnstorming the country claiming that schools need to de-emphasize fiction and obliterate any semblance of reader response. No feelings, no imaginations, no speculations: Just the facts, kid. What children need, asserts Coleman, whose connection with what US public schoolchildren need is a masters degree from Oxford, is […]

Microsoft and Wal-Mart Lead American Education Reform: Ontario to Follow?

By Guest Blogger George Microsoft and Wal-Mart are no Scrooges when it comes to charity. The philanthropic divisions of Microsoft and Wal-Mart are the two greatest corporate sponsors of the rapidly accelerating shift to a publicly funded system of education that is privately operated.  Both the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Walton Family Foundation […]