Berkeley Unified School District staff recommends denying REALM charter a home

  Good News for Berkeley Residents: The staff recommendation of the Berkeley Board of Education is recommending the proposed REALM charter school be denied Readers might recall that the REALM charter school was proposed to the City of Berkeley and to the Berkeley School Board and then rapidly the petition was withdrawn.  You can read […]

By Any Means Necessary and Detroit

By Any Means Necessary “By Any Means Necessary’ or BAMN, www.bamn.com is by far the most progressive voice in the fight for public education, students, parents, teachers, student integration, desegregation, an end to racist school policies, and murderous privatization plans by the ruling class. I have written long and hard on BAMN and their efforts, […]

Pass it on! Students and activists arrested at Governor of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm's office over the decimation of public education in Detroit

  13 Arrested at Jennifer Granholm’s office in Lansing Michigan over public education and the wicked plans of Robert Bobb and his paymaster Eli Broad, the billionaire The Detroit News paper out of Lansing Michigan stated that two dozen demonstrators were staging a sit-in at the state Capitol today, May 12th,  to protest Robert Bobb’s […]

Open proposal to US higher education: end oligarchy economics, save trillions with education. 3 of 4

source. US universities and colleges could end unlawful US wars and stop banksters’ rigged-casino fraud if they taught the central facts of these issues. This four-part series of articles is an open proposal for their action. Feel free to share it. This is my proposal for the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) Ed.L.D. program. […]

Another Big School Anti-Privatization Victory today for teachers, students, parents, and the citizens of Detroit!

With the successful march on Washington, April 10, 2010 in front of Arne’s cubbyhole and the recent victories handed to BAM and Detroit Schools, Arne Duncan and his cronies must have their underwear in a knot. City by city they had been having their way but now that the forces, mostly made up of students and teachers, are standing up to Race to the Top and catching whiff of the negative consequences of the flawed policy, Duncan must feel frustrated.

Can America Have a Quick Recovery from Economic Contraction? -Three Directions for Job Creation

By Guest Blogger Liping Chen, Job creation has been a major problem since the Bush administration.  2009 was marked as a year of spending with unfulfilled economic recovery. President Obama, in his State of the Union address, pledged ‘jobs must be our number-one focus in 2010′, and proposed ‘a new small business tax credit’ and […]

Help us, please! We are your kids!

Arne Duncan and his billionaire boyz club have been operating in secrecy for too long. It is time to make this a national debate, demand MSNBC and CNN, the corporate press, to cover this issue with the same exhaustive and energetic coverage they give to ‘C’ Street’ or the daily news of the republican and democratic shenanigans.

Wal-Mart set to skim off free labor in Detroit High Schools: Students fight the road to serfdom

The students of Frederick Douglass Academy have been, and are the leaders of Detroit. We are now in the middle of the most important fight of our lives. This is the fight for our city. This is the fight for Public Education. Bobb knows and understands that the strongest leaders opposing his plan are in Frederick Douglass Academy, so he has brought the fight to our school. If he breaks our school, he thinks that he can break the rest of DPS. History has put us in the position to truly be the future of Detroit.

Berkeley School Board to vote on the proposed REALM charter school: Will faith-based charter schools coupled with oligarch and philanthro-capitalist largess improve public education?

The issue I am about to attempt to analyze is pressing and I call for all of you who wish to protect public education to please contact Yvette Felarca, yfelarca@gmail.com, National coordinator of the By Any Means Necessary coalition at www.bamn.com, (510) 502-9072 to oppose the privatization of Berkeley public schools and to resist the first step towards implementing this plan for privatization by the REALM charter school, scheduled to be approved on February 3, 2010 at the Berkeley Unified School District Meeting.

The REALM charter school, of which I write and that which is the subject of the Berkeley Unified School District’s upcoming decision, will be either approved or disapproved at the February 3, 2010 Berkeley School Board meeting. This is an important opportunity for you, the citizens of Berkeley and beyond, to register your protestations over what, if approved, will steer the course towards the privatization of Berkeley public schools. You can contact school board members and the Mayor of Berkeley by e-mail or phone:
Karen Hemphill, President (2010)
karenhemphill@comcast.net
Beatriz Leyva-Cutler, Vice President (2012)
Beatriz_Leyva-Cutler@berkeley.k12.ca.us
Nancy Riddle, Director (2010)
nancy_riddle@berkeley.k12.ca.us
John T. Selawsky, Director (2012)
john_selawsky@berkeley.k12.ca.us
Shirley Issel, Director (2010)
shirley_issel@berkeley.k12.ca.us
Valeria Gonzalez Student Director (2009–10)

Contact Information for the BUSD Board of Directors:
Individual email addresses above or
boardofed@berkeley.k12.ca.us will send your message to all of the Board.
Voicemail: 510-644-6550

Haiti Then and Now

World capitalism has never forgiven Haiti for being the home to the only fully successful slave revolt nor for becoming the first independent nation of African peoples (1804). At the point of a gun (12 French warships with 200 cannons, to be exact) they forced Haiti to pay today’s equivalent of $23 billion as the […]