There Is Something You Need To Do.

The last thing GW did was to pass on to the banks a free, no strings, no oversight gift of $700,000,000,000 [that’s $700 billion] of your hard earned tax dollars.  Because we did not actually have any $$$ in the bank, as it were, he borrowed the money from the Chinese to do it.  You […]

The Education Celebrity Tour: Legend of the Fall, Pt. II

The U.S. is floundering at the bottom of international comparisons of education, and what makes this worse is that in the grand ol’ 1950s, the U.S. was at the top—at least that is one story offered by Michelle Rhee on a recent episode of the Colbert Report. Like the discussion of Waiting for Superman by […]

Toronto Board and Media Kick Off the “Choice” Campaign

By George Thompson A number of factors paved the way for the Ontario government to launch its new “choice” campaign with the announcement of both gender segregated and magnet schools on March 26th through Chris Spence, the Toronto school board director and through the Toronto Star, which has become the mouth of the Liberal Party. […]

Corporate Barbarians at the Gate: Wal-Mart internships at Detroit Schools

As Donna Stern and I were finishing up a discussion by phone a few days ago, she and I mused over what is clearly emerging as the billionaire philanthropists’, corporate business elite and giant transnational corporations’ plan for Jamal and his class mates at Frederick Douglass and the other three Detroit High schools – turning public schools into vocational schools, stripping out arts, literature, music in favor of low-paying service jobs where students learn early that they are not supposed to go to college, that their lives have been predetermined by the Gods of capitalism.

Naive, Brainwashed Humanity !!

Generation after generation, whilst the rich men who own and run the world continue to make money and gain power, populations from all corners of the world continue to endure, accept even, hundreds of tragic armed conflicts, small and large, only because they have been brainwashed to accept what they are told by politicians and the corporate Press. Humankind […]

Taking a school field trip: Philly schools and 'Imagine 2014'

Taking a School Field trip: visiting Philadelphia to try to imagine, ‘Imagine 2014’ The tragedy that is becoming public education is metastasizing all over the nation. Hear anything on national news? Of course not, they are bought and paid for by the corporations that own them like GE, Disney, Fox, etc. which is why I […]

The Real Conundrum

‘What’s a Body To Do?  On the one hand there is a Special Envoy, who even used to be a General, saying that the military is not the way to win against terrorism in Afghanistan.  On the other hand, the president is freezing social programs at a time when they are the only things that […]

Do You Even Care Anymore?

I do not know much of Somalia.  They have been prominently Muslim dating back to the beginning of Islam.  It was a main economic hub for centuries.  The region has been muddled over by foreign governments who drew boundaries to fit their needs, without a clear understanding of the people or their needs.  Various governmental […]

How Much Is Enough?

“International oil companies are submitting bids Friday Dec. 11, 2009 for 15 oil fields that represent about a third of Iraq’s known oil reserves, although fears about security in some restive regions of Iraq have caused concern for the oil companies.” In case there was ever any question as to why we went into Iraq, […]