The Lumina Foundation again: prioritizing academic misery

As I have written and commented on for more than a year, The Lumina Foundation has been selected for some time as the wrecking ball against the public commons, especially in terms of higher ed. Lumina is the kitechn cabinet of the Department of Education under Obama and the new Race to the Top for […]

Obama's 20/20 plan for higher education: The Lumina Foundation and the new 21st century Social Darwin movement

  In part one and two of the article, “Obama’s 20/20 plan for higher education: chump change you can’t believe in”, I attempted to critically examine both prongs of the corporate instigated plan. (http://www.dailycensored.com/part-two-the-obama-2020-plan-for-higher-education-chump-change-you-cant-believe-in/)., (http://www.dailycensored.com/the-obama-2020-plan-for-education-chump-change-you-cant-believe-in/).    I had hoped that a ‘three part’ series on this horrific plan would be adequate but alas, as most […]

STUDENT SENATE FOR CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES (SSCCC) UNANIMOUSLY ENDORSES PROP 1481, OIL EXTRACTION TAX TO FUND EDUCATION

At their Sacramento meeting on Saturday, August 6, 2011, the statewide Student Senate for California Community Colleges unanimously voted to endorse and fully support the signature gathering efforts to place Prop 1481 on the California ballot.  This proposition will place a 15% extraction fee on crude oil extracted in California which will produce approximately $3 […]

Things are heating up this week in struggles around public higher education in California.

Below are two events happening Tues., Dec. 15th. While both are in the Bay Area, the notice of the UC action says informational picketing will take place on all UC campuses. And it’s likely that actions may be slated for other community colleges. So if you’re not near the Bay Area, look for what’s up in your area.