Obama’s 20/20 plan for higher education: using accrediting agencies to destroy community colleges and the case of City College of San Francisco (CCSF) Part four

  Introduction In this, part four of the series entitled “Obama’s 20/20 plan for higher education: chump change you cannot believe in”, we will examine just how Obama and the mavens of privatization, Lumina and friends, use accrediting agencies that work to allow what were once called community colleges to live or die.  This is […]

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 […]

Community college presidents team up with the Lumina Foundation and Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce to rapidly privatize the colleges under Obama’s 20/20 plan

Photo of the arrogant face of privatization: James Merisotis, president of the Lumina Foundation Take a look at how the philanthropists like Lumina and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, among others, smuggle themselves, stealth like, into every nook and cranny of civil society. Photo of the public face of privatization: Eloy Ortiz Oakley, President […]

City College of San Francisco (CCSF) fights back against the corporate raiders and enemies of education

Recently, students, faculty and community supporters rallied to save the City College of San Francisco (CCSF), once known as a “junior college” or “community college” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ohmyNueU94&feature=youtu.be).  However, the names ‘junior college and community college” no longer find resonance in the snaky plans of the privatizers who are threatening the CCSF with corporatization and extinction. The […]

Freddy’s Back!!!!! California AB955

  Remember AB515 introduced in California by corporate democrat, Julia Brownley?  The bill failed but it would have done the following: AB 515, as introduced by Assembly member, Julia Brownley was entitled: The Public postsecondary education: community colleges: extension program. According to the bill introduced back in 2011: “Existing law establishes the California Community Colleges, […]

Fools rush in, where wise men never go: SFCC and the destruction of the public commons by the privatized accreditors

A Letter from Tom Brown to California Elected Officials   Leader Pelosi’s office has already been contacted by “Save CCSF” activists and reports are that the staff response revealed a lack of understanding of what’s happening at CCSF. We’re told that someone in the Leader’s office responded by saying “City College tries to do too […]

CCSF Faculty And Students Rally Against Proposed Changes, Cuts

The attack against SFCC is just one of the first salvos in the smash and grab policies of Wall Street, the cyber technocrats, and venture capitalists and Wall St. The first step is taking over the government structure, assuring there is no shared governance, moving in high paid administrators to eventually launch the plan to […]