You can’t make this sh*t up.

The First Amendment takes it in the shorts in Florida. by Rick Flagg TALLAHASSEE, FLA. - There’s a new fashion statement in the halls of the state capitol. It’s a pink button that says “uterus.” It’s a protest against the flood of anti-abortions bills making their way through the legislature. It all began when Rep. Scott […]

Department of Defense or Department of Money Sucking?

Saul Landau and Nelson P. Valdés History quiz: Name the greatest robbery committed in the last 100 years. A: Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme B: Nazi theft of art treasures from conquered nations C. Diamonds stolen from Africa by Belgians D. The Pentagon budget. This is not a tricky multiple choice question where all the answers […]

Anti-privatizers victory against the REALM charter school in Berkeley? Or is it time to saddle up?

REALM Charter schools withdraws its petition to open both its proposed middle school and high school from the Berkeley Unified School Board (BUSD) In a tentative victory for opponents of the proposed REALM middle and high school charter schools proposed for Berkeley, California the proponents and creators of REALM (Revolutionary Education and Learning Movement) and […]

Theocrats, the establishment clause, religious theme schools and charter schools: The dis-association from American life

Authors Weinberg and Cooper claim that TiZA offers an example to citizens as to how to tailor such ‘religious theme’ schools to meet the exigencies of the Establishment clause while still allowing for a religiously or ethnically based ‘theme charter schools. Take their commentary published in Education Week in 2007 whereby they counsel those interested in opening such ‘theme’ schools could follow Ziyad Academy’s example.