Students Fighting to End Mass Incarceration!‏ YWN Radio Exclusive!!!!‏

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/your-world-news/2011/09/12/students-fighting-to-end-mass-incarceration Please join us this episode as we discussed Mass Incarceration within the United States and its institutionally racist roots, with Benjamin Woods. Benjamin Woods is the co-founder of Students Against Mass Incarceration at Howard University. Benjamin also discussed SAMI’s recent Town Hall Forum on the New Jim Crown—Mass Incarceration of Black People in America. […]

Save our Schools schedules rally!

Grassroots “Save Our Schools” March on Washington & National Call to Action on July 28-31 This grassroots movement of teachers, parents, students, community activists, and “everyday working people” has been endorsed by educational voices like Diane Ravitch, Deborah Meier, Alfie Kohn, Joel Spring, Rethinking Schools’ editors, David Berliner, among many others. Diane Ravitch will be […]

Why we write: End unlawful US wars; demand justice and love

source: Carl Herman, Examiner.com Independent writers explain, document, and prove what all humanity will soon recognize as “emperor has no clothes” facts: US wars are Orwellian unlawful. The following are objective facts and independently verifiable. Indeed, the facts are uncontested and therefore non-controversial by definition. Literally the one and only action between now and public […]

Massive Immigrant Rights March In Phoenix

U.S.: Anti-Arpaio March Reignites Pro-Immigrant Movement Valeria Fernández PHOENIX, Arizona, Jan 17 (IPS) - Over 20,000 people marched in the streets of Phoenix Saturday in the first mass mobilisation of the year, calling for an end to the criminalisation of undocumented immigrants and the passage of immigration reform legislation. Arizona is considered ground zero for […]

Setting the Record Straight and Does Anybody Care?

People keep sending me emails about how global warming isn’t or about “my Obama,” like McCain was an option and Obama was my savior.  Hooray for New Jersey for passing a medical marijuana law.  Boo to Big Pharma for raising the price of popular drugs by hundreds percent.  Dogs don’t talk and other foolish things […]

A Public-Private Partnership? What is the economic relationship between EMOs and traditional public schools and/or charter schools?

In fact, the use of the term ‘partnership’ is the real key to understanding the way EMOs have framed the issue for the public, insofar as the term implies a mutual playing ground between parties in the contract. According to Jonathan Kozol, educational writer and best selling author: One of the early strategies employed by private corporations to soften resistance to their presence in our public schools was the creation of so-called business partnerships between the poorest inner-city schools and large companies. The financial side of the partnership usually turned out to be inconsequential. Kerr-McGee, the multinational petrochemical giant, gave one impoverished public school in Oklahoma City the trivial annual sum of $36 for each pupil. In return, one of the company’s executives was appointed to direct a “governance committee” to oversee the school operations, and the school consented to be known not simply as a public elementary school but as an “Enterprise School”.