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,  […]

Vote Robert Skeels for school board of LAUSD: Stop the dismantling of education

Positions on Major Issues and News‎ > ‎ Statement of Principles From Robert Skeels in his bid for School Board of Los Angeles Unified School District. Robert is a long time fighter on causes from hunger to edcuation. He deserves our support and we deserve and need Robert. Positions on Major Issues and News‎ > ‎ […]

Saying "No" to Transnational corporate Pearson and their privatized testing scams: Parents and children rally against Pearson

Picture of Iris Culver, an 11-year-old fifth-grader, wearing a pineapple costume she made with her friend, Asha Karmen-Chan, 10, who stands to her right. The students were protesting standardized testing outside Pearson’s Midtown office on June 7th, 2012.  The parents and children who attended the rally came from some of the 61 elementary and middle […]

Spain: where we can’t give children an education or a future but how about a “Spiderman towel’ and a chance to go to NY if you lend money to the banks?

The international global capitalist system is so putrefied, the culture so commercialized and intent on colonizing the human mind that it should come as no surprise that the ruling class and their vassals, the nationalized Spanish banking lender Bankia, is offering a Spiderman towel to young investors as part of a sickening, commercialized campaign to […]

Standardized Students, Silenced Teachers: The Un-American Education Agenda

Writing about standards-driven education reform in her Releasing the Imagination, Maxine Greene explains: “The wilderness has many aspects, of course; the demons have many faces. What is happening makes me wish, more and more desperately, for authentic dialogue among educators. It is time our own voices are heard with greater clarity, the voices of those […]

Berkeley School Board to vote on the proposed REALM charter school: Will faith-based charter schools coupled with oligarch and philanthro-capitalist largess improve public education?

The issue I am about to attempt to analyze is pressing and I call for all of you who wish to protect public education to please contact Yvette Felarca, yfelarca@gmail.com, National coordinator of the By Any Means Necessary coalition at www.bamn.com, (510) 502-9072 to oppose the privatization of Berkeley public schools and to resist the first step towards implementing this plan for privatization by the REALM charter school, scheduled to be approved on February 3, 2010 at the Berkeley Unified School District Meeting.

The REALM charter school, of which I write and that which is the subject of the Berkeley Unified School District’s upcoming decision, will be either approved or disapproved at the February 3, 2010 Berkeley School Board meeting. This is an important opportunity for you, the citizens of Berkeley and beyond, to register your protestations over what, if approved, will steer the course towards the privatization of Berkeley public schools. You can contact school board members and the Mayor of Berkeley by e-mail or phone:
Karen Hemphill, President (2010)
karenhemphill@comcast.net
Beatriz Leyva-Cutler, Vice President (2012)
Beatriz_Leyva-Cutler@berkeley.k12.ca.us
Nancy Riddle, Director (2010)
nancy_riddle@berkeley.k12.ca.us
John T. Selawsky, Director (2012)
john_selawsky@berkeley.k12.ca.us
Shirley Issel, Director (2010)
shirley_issel@berkeley.k12.ca.us
Valeria Gonzalez Student Director (2009–10)

Contact Information for the BUSD Board of Directors:
Individual email addresses above or
boardofed@berkeley.k12.ca.us will send your message to all of the Board.
Voicemail: 510-644-6550