Democrats in the Midwest receive over 100K from privatization groups

According to Harriet Rowan of The Center for Media and Democracy’s PR Watch: “The American Federation for Children Action Fund Inc., a pro-school privatization group bankrolled by conservative financiers, has spent more than $113,000 supporting five Milwaukee Democrats running for State Assembly and Senate, who are facing primaries on August 14. The American Federation for […]

Do children deserve playgrounds? “Maybe,” says Milwaukee’s Common Council

Larry Miller’s Blog: Educate All Students! August 3, 2012   By Barbara Miner Aug. 2, 2012 (Barbara Miner’s blog is part of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Purple Wisconsin project. Miner is an award-winning journalist and photographer.) I thought that asking whether the children of Milwaukee deserve school playgrounds would be a slam-dunk question — sort […]

Charter schools and the road to private school vouchers

Charter Schools:  It’s all about market share and yes, vouchers Remember the ‘voucher’ movement?  I do, I wrote a book on it some ten years ago as it swept the nation as rightwing bad breath has a tendency to do.  “Choice” then, as now, was the favorite word of the sophists that tried to sell […]

Detroit Teachers fight obsequious politicians, union bosses and privatizations plans

“Of all the civil rights for which the world has struggled and fought for 5,000 years, the right to learn is undoubtedly the most fundamental…The freedom to learn…has been bought by bitter sacrifice. And whatever we may think of the curtailment of other civil rights, we should fight to the last ditch to keep open […]