Rotten to the (Common) Core

If insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results, then South Carolina is about to join much of the nation in education policy that can only be called insanity. The current accountability era was spurred by A Nation at Risk, and despite that report being flawed and a political tool, […]

Misrepresenting Finland: Seeing What We Want to See, Saying What We Want to Say

With the publication of Pasi Sahlberg’s Finnish Lessons, the education reform debate in the U.S. is moving into a second round of Finnish envy—the first being the corporate reformers’ distorted claims about international comparisons and the new being calls to examine the full and complex picture of why Finland has achieved both social and education […]

Economics of ending poverty: 0.7% of GNI is all it takes!

source: Carl Herman, Examiner.com The Economics of Ending Poverty The following article is also a social science high school lesson that you are welcome to use. Instructions: Please read the following with full comprehension. Cut and copy the questions onto your own Word document. Answer the questions. This assignment is worth 2 points per question. […]

Congressperson Rohrabacher: almost all House Republicans assess US Iraq War as unlawful, immoral

source, with outstanding video interview. In the interview below, Southern California Republican Congressperson Dana Rohrabacher is reported by Judge Andrew Napolitano as admitting the “emperor has no clothes” obvious: US war in Iraq is unlawful and almost all House Republicans know it. The war in Afghanistan is also Orwellian unlawful, with all 9/11 “justifications” now […]

Representative Grayson: 85% of Congress funding endless US wars during US economic depression

source, with outstanding interview. The following 8-minute video by Dylan Ratigan of Congressman Alan Grayson is a brilliant discussion contrasting US “investment” of taxpayer money on endless and unlawful wars versus the dire condition requiring policy in the US economy.   The good news is the structural solutions are known for full employment, ending the […]

Israel is a lying, rogue nuclear state enabled by the lying, rogue United States of America. Public uprising?

source with outstanding PuppetGov video, “The Uprising.” Israel was accepted as a member of the United Nations (UN) in 1948 contingent upon their acceptance of UN Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 194, which included:    11. Resolves that the refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbours should be permitted […]

“Let’s Get Ready to Rumble!”

by Robert P. Abele These immortal words of boxing ring announcer Michael Buffer will arguably be apropos to the situation in which the United States finds itself today. With unemployment high and wage reduction continuing, with cuts to social spending and education ongoing, with the looting of the U.S. Treasury of the taxpayers by the […]

Transforming education right in front of your eyes: Get ready for the charter school revolution and the Race to the Top

What I will describe has been an ideological undertaking hatched in the back rooms of Wall Street in an effort to back hand the public. Schooling has now been transformed into a business plan and an ominous one at that, if one is interested in safeguarding anything public. The whole plan goes under many names: Charter Management Organizations, Profile Schools, the Diverse Provider Strategy and more. It is an idiomatic and thus ideological undertaking now, a Machiavellian Race to the Top in an effort to convince an unsuspecting community that public schools, the teachers, the unions, along with the students who inhabit them are cretins, or philistines in need of remediation or rehabilitation.