Wisconsin public schools hit hard by the policies of capitalism: as public funding for schools falls state by state: All good news to the privatizers out to strangle the public sector

From Larry Miller’s blog: July 5, 2010 Many Wisconsin School Districts Hit Hard By Economy School Finance State aid to schools expected to drop Eleven local districts will receive more than 10% less funding By Amy Hetzner of the Journal Sentinel July 1, 2010 General state aid is expected to decrease for more than half of […]

Standardized Testing: A Race to Nowhere

Race To Nowhere is an excellent description of the standardized testing movement. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, increased the role of the federal government in public education and also expanded the role of standardized testing. This morning, I had a conversation with another educator who was ending a California State Testing week. […]

Feds investigate Los Angeles Unified School District for Civil Rights Violations

US Department of Civil Rights to  investigate the Los Angeles  Unified School District In 1987 I began work for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) as a bilingual second grade teacher Los Angeles. The school was PS 122, in South Central LA.  This was a time of increased immigration to the United States from […]