How on Earth Does One Stir a Liberal to Act?

I just received this from “Move On.”  It is about the corporations taking over our country.  It is about them re-electing the person who almost killed the healthcare bill single-handedly.  As it is, she is NO liberal “With Bill Halter rising in the polls and attracting an outpouring of grassroots support, Senator Blanche Lincoln is […]

The “Quiet Revolution”: Charter Schools flex their muscles with the help of despicable reporting in the Los Angeles Times

Uncritically accepting that standardized tests have anything to do with learning and teaching is of course the underlying assumption behind the story about charter schools in the Los Angeles Times. Reporters, Landsberg, Smith and Blume accept the premise that students need high-stakes standardized testing one size fits all, in order to become an educated person in today’s society. Of course their definition of an ‘educated person’ is in keeping with calls to “compete with China” and beef up a failing capitalist system beholden to the trans-national corporations. But their bias doesn’t stop their.