Fighting the corporate sludge: High school students organize to protest privatization in D.C. while The Walton Family ponies up $25,000,000 for merit pay

You might remember ‘Jamal’ from my article on Detroit Public schools, “Corporate Barbarians at the Gate: Wal-Mart internships at Detroit Schools” (http://dailycensored.com/2010/03/06/corporate-barbarians-at-the-gate-wal-mart-internships-at-detroit-schools/). Jamal is the high school student who fought against and continues to fight against the Wal-martization of schools, both in Detroit and now nationally. I gave him the anonymous name, Jamal in my article, so as not to put him in a position of probable reprisals from smarmy administrators, private Pinkertons and politicians looking to punish kids for standing up for their human rights.

India Adopts No Child Left Behind Agenda

By Guest Blogger George Thompson It seems almost sacrilege to question the Globe and Mail’s recent proclamation that “With a sweeping school law, India secures its future: The superpower-in-waiting makes childhood education compulsory for the first time.”  But while there can be no denial that the recent laws for education reforms of India are desirable (ie. […]

EMPIRE, POWER, AND PROPAGANDA LECTURE SERIES

STARTS FEBRUARY 18, 2010 FOCUS ON PALESTINE/GAZA PANEL: CYNTHIA McKINNEY, “The People’s Secretary of State”, former Congresswoman BARBARA LUBIN and ZIAD ABBAS, Middle East Children’s Alliance NUHA MASRI, UC Berkeley student activist NORA BARROWS-FRIEDMAN, award-winning Flashpoints producer February 18, 7:00 PM, Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists,1924 Cedar at Bonita, Berkeley Sliding scale $5-$20 at the […]

Microsoft and Wal-Mart Lead American Education Reform: Ontario to Follow?

By Guest Blogger George Microsoft and Wal-Mart are no Scrooges when it comes to charity. The philanthropic divisions of Microsoft and Wal-Mart are the two greatest corporate sponsors of the rapidly accelerating shift to a publicly funded system of education that is privately operated.  Both the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Walton Family Foundation […]