Catching Parent Revolution's Linda Serrato in a lie

“[O]ther education providers to COMPETE with public schools for the opportunity to educate children.” — The Heartland Institute (Bigoted Reactionary Right Wing “Think Tank”) “There’s nothing the matter with teachers that a little less unionization and more COMPETITION couldn’t cure.” — Ann Coulter (racist reactionary right wing pundit) “It would force the district to learn […]

Ben Austin of Parent Revolution and Gates' supplicant booted from State Education Board

Governor Jerry Brown, gave several backers of charter schools the bum’s rush from the state’s Board of Education this week. Brown appointed people who the L.A. Times says are aligned with “traditional” players in the education game. Critics, better read as charter school supporters and educational privatizers see the hand of California’s teachers unions in the move.  The unions […]

Republicans are out for blood- Yours.

The Republicans want to kill the health care bill.  They want to strip kids from their parent’s coverage.  They want to eliminate affordable coverage for people who have lost insurance along with their jobs.  They want to put a cap back on the amount of coverage your health insurance will have to pay.  AND, they […]

Cathie Black: 'No experience necessary - only free market resume needed'

From: The Desk of: Kobi Abayomi Asst. Professor ISYE-Statistics Georgia Tech This shit is all around criminal. City schools chancellor nominee Cathie Black insists she’s connected to public education via a highly touted charter school - but a close look shows she’s had no contact with students, parents or teachers there. Officials at the Harlem […]

An open letter to Reverend Eric Lee in response to his suggesting I'm misrepresenting him

These gentlemen wrote me, I believe in response to a recent article I penned called Discussing School Privatization, Propositions 25 and 24 with Inglewood residents. I only mentioned the Reverend in passing. The article was much more focused on poverty pimps and privatization pushers like Shirley Ford of the so-called Parent Revolution, which is a […]

Political Patronage for Green Dot Public Schools' Chief Propagandist

On Saturday, April 24, 2010 one of the most pernicious enemies of public education will be sworn in as a member of the California State Board of Education. At 5:00pm at a small church on 129 S. Gless St. in Boyle Heights, Benjamin Austin (AKA Ben Austin AKA The Beverly Hills Barrister) will be rewarded […]

Educating WaPo on LAPU, Open Letter with Resources for Jay Matthews

“Soviet style elections” — Ben Austin in response to parents and communities choosing community school plans over corporate charters. The Washington Post’s Jay Matthews is a education columnist, who with absolutely no sense of irony, maintains a blog entitled “Class Struggle.” I mention the irony since Matthews is a pro-charter-voucher corporatist, who has never seen […]

Is Green Dot 'Public'Schools using their non-profit status illegally? Bath tub gin from the astro-turf organization —- Parent Revolution

“I lodged the initial complaint (against Green Dot) in August. They’ve been conducting an investigation ever since. I’ve been sending them information as often as I can. They don’t like how I do it publicly, but they did provide me the case number recently. Since their investigation is ongoing, they haven’t published anything yet. However, the following might help.”

City Ethics Commission

213-978-1960
Tara Messina