The 'rot' thickens: RFD identification for kids to ride the schools for a fee in Colorado

Charging Students Bus Fare in Colorado: Fleecing working familes to pay the wake left by Reaganomics and ‘Free Trade’ The attack on public education is enough to make one sick.  Better put on a pair of huggies or lay down a rubber sheet to read this one, if you have not already done so. Douglas […]

Race to the Top - Cannibalizing teachers and students, state by state

High stake testing is the cornerstone of the new No Child Left Behind, rebranded as the wretched Race to the Top by Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan.  He and the testing corporations, the Wall Street venture capitalists and those for profit forces bent on destroying teacher unions, privatizing education and decimating collective bargaining, thereby reducing teachers […]

Testing, one, two, three - Summary of Chavez Education Conference 4/30-5/1/2010

    Well over 300 students, educators, parents and community members attended the sixth annual Chavez Educational Conference held at Fresno State University. Attendees, presenters, and keynotes came from all over California and as far away as Colorado.  Eleven break out session covered the two days- some of which were repeated twice. The Chavez committee […]

Our society is killing our children, opening a Pandora's box for its future

A mark of mental health is the ability to repress our knowledge of the world’s cruelty, to be able to live in peace though surrounded on all sides by horror and violent death… It is ironic that if a depressed patient walks into my office and says that the world is so grim that he […]

We Need An Educational Revolution!

Why do we need an educational revolution in the United States? Many students receive the necessary tools to overcome struggles in public education by the support of parents, teachers and interventions. There are a great number of students who do not receive additional support for whatever reason. This fact needs to change very rapidly. According […]

High-ranking DIA official placed on leave after asking questions about a $1 billion airport renovation plan

Chief Financial Officer Stan Koniz said that he is being unfairly targeted after asking about Denver’s airport renovation plan.  Koniz says that he was told to quit or be put on investigatory leave.  He refused to quit and is now on leave, however, the police have also stated that he is not under investigation with […]