The Standardization of Subjectivity: Common Core Death

While life is characterized by growth in a structured, functional manner, the necrophilious person loves all that does not grow, all that is mechanical. The necrophilious person is driven by the desire to transform the organic into the inorganic, to approach life mechanically, as if all living persons were things… Memory, rather than experience; having, […]

Standardizing regulations across state lines fits well into the Lumina Foundation’s efforts to standardize student learning outcomes and thus the dispensation of cyber courses

The Lumina Foundation, once the USA Corporation under Fannie Mae (the student loan outfit that assures that students have no affordable access to college and that they must continue take out scourging debt to even attend college), is working to privatize all education and turn the ‘industry’ over the Wall St.  Supplicants like Eloy Ortiz […]

"The Digital Disruption - Technology & Economics for the 99%"

Originally published at Occupy.Com by Peter Brown Peter Brown teaches Manufacturing Technology at Laney College in Oakland. http://occupy.com/article/digital-disruption-technology-and-economics-99 This was developed from a YouTube Peter did that you can find at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJnF8URsFus Also, check out Peter’s blog at: http://peterbuiltproductions.wordpress.com/ Or at Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/peter.brown.9026040?fref=ts Robotic automation is a subject we rarely hear mentioned in all the […]

In Vermont Building a business-like university? "the discovery of $10 million in overpayments to a consulting group"

August 15, 2012 Nancy Welch joined the University of Vermont English department in 1995 and helped to launch the successful drive to unionize faculty in 2001. Here, she analyzes the push to hike tuition and impose other neoliberal “reforms” in the wake of several scandals at UVM. WHEN VERMONT Gov. Peter Shumlin convened an advisory […]

Cyber ‘earning’ the big enchilada: Point and click education in the age of irrationality

  I posted what you will read below back in 2010 but now that Verizon is joining the multi-billion dollar educational fray (http://www.dailycensored.com/2012/07/26/look-at-whos-partnering-with-verizon-to-deliver-common-core-offal/) as well as the newly created Rupert Murdoch’s ‘educational’ division headed by Joel Klein, cyber learning from K-16 and beyond is the new venture plan and has been for some time (http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/jun/28/news-corp-split-rupert-murdoch). […]

Netflix to settle out of court: CEO Reed Hastings Educational Role model New Orleans

The case was filed in The United States district Court, Northern District Court of California, San Jose District in California (http://www.videoprivacyclass.com/Portals/0/Documents/In%20Re%20Netflix%20Privacy%20Litigation%20Preliminary%20Approval%20Order.pdf) as a putative class action suit brought by former Netflix subscribers, Jeff Milans and Peter Comstock (collectively “Plaintiffs”), alleging the way Defendant Netflix, Inc. (“Netflix”), a provider of video-by-mail and internet services, retained and […]