Solidarity forever! San Diego and the quisling teacher union leaders

    By Emily Alpert March 11, 2011   The biggest surprise at the school board meeting Thursday night was that board President Richard Barrera — a labor organizer long seen as a union ally on the school board — ended up voting to warn teachers of layoffs. Barrera himself told the crowd of teachers, counselors, […]

Detroit Federation of Teachers: Support Steve Conn for Detroit Teacher's Union president

The photo is from inside one of the many destroyed public schools and is due to Rich Gibson of the Rouge Forum.  The following is a brief overview by Rich.  You can see more about Detroit Pubic Schools and the criminal racket that is Eli Broad and Bill Gates by going to Author Posts and […]

Charter School Teacher Villages being constructed in New Jersey

Picture of a computer-generated rendering of new buildings (beyond Williams Street, buildings in foreground are existing ones) in a “Teachers Village” along a new retail corridor on Newark’s Halsey Street in Newark, New Jersey. Teacher Villages for charter schools: Medieval castles for the educational company store Meet Ron Beit, a New York developer, fresh from […]

Is the US government protecting BP and what’s really happening in the gulf?

For months now, we have read stories and watched videos of what’s actually happening in the gulf. These stories come from people who are there, who are being lied to and feel that the internet is the only way to get the information out. While the major media is covering the story, often they skip […]

By Any Means Necessary and Detroit

By Any Means Necessary “By Any Means Necessary’ or BAMN, www.bamn.com is by far the most progressive voice in the fight for public education, students, parents, teachers, student integration, desegregation, an end to racist school policies, and murderous privatization plans by the ruling class. I have written long and hard on BAMN and their efforts, […]

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 […]

Another Big School Anti-Privatization Victory today for teachers, students, parents, and the citizens of Detroit!

With the successful march on Washington, April 10, 2010 in front of Arne’s cubbyhole and the recent victories handed to BAM and Detroit Schools, Arne Duncan and his cronies must have their underwear in a knot. City by city they had been having their way but now that the forces, mostly made up of students and teachers, are standing up to Race to the Top and catching whiff of the negative consequences of the flawed policy, Duncan must feel frustrated.

Charter school in mobbed-up New Jersey refuses to release public records

But what is it that the school board of Oceanside Charter School is trying to hide? Could it be that documents or meeting minutes might show further corruption or indicate collaboration or put the light on some conspiracy hatched with public monies by charter administrators, the board or employees?

Fresno Conference on literacy and high stakes testing: Fighting the shadows on the cave wall

It has become intellectually fashionable today to speak about the rising despair, hopelessness, a yearning for fascism on the part of some and apathy among the American people in face of the drastic economic and social policies that threaten everything from public education, employment and the environment to life itself. Disillusionment and a sense of nihilism has smuggled itself into political debates and essays and perhaps rightly so.