Bi-partisan Failure: Misreading Education "Gaps"

It took about twenty years, and then another secondary ten years, but the hysterical and misleading A Nation at Risk under the Reagan administration successfully kicked off three decades of public school accountability. In the beginning, the hysteria revolved around several points that were factually inaccurate, but publicly effective: (1) U.S. public schools were failing, […]

Charles Lindbergh Sr. and 86% of Great Depression economists on monetary reform

This is my paper for The Center of Process Studies’ conference, Money-Creation in a Finite World (free and open to the public, April 10-12, 2012; Claremont Colleges, CA): Money and credit as public services for full-employment, optimal infrastructure, ending debt slavery: Epic proponents, related history of US government and corporate media, partnership for Occupy victory It’s divided into these […]

Donald Graham Determined to Drive Washington Post into a Ditch

  The Wall Street Journal reported on Dec 3 2011 , in the article “Post’s Graham Digs In Amid Pressure” by By RUSSELL ADAMS And CHRISTOPHER S. STEWART that Donald Graham is refusing to sell any major units of the Washington Post Company, like the failing Kaplan University, despite dramatic declines in revenue and profits and […]

The Situationists and the Occupation Movements (1968/2011)

One of the most notable characteristics of the “Occupy” movement is that it is just what it claims to be: leaderless and antihierarchical. Certain people have of course played significant roles in laying the groundwork for Occupy Wall Street and the other occupations, and others may have ended up playing significant roles in dealing with […]

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 […]