They eat kids, don't they? Destroying the teaching profession in Wisconsin: Virtual vouchers are next

This is from Larry Miller’s blog out of Wisconsin.  Not only are Walker’s policies destroying the teacher’s union and the desire on behalf of teachers to teach, but with all this he is destroying the lives of both the children ‘born’ (of which he has nothing but contempt) and the ‘unborn’ (whom he says he loves so […]

The best way to fight corporate education reform: New Triple Strength Prozac for Teachers

With education boiled down to illiteracy, teachers are finding that what was once a profession is now serfdom.  The pharmaceutical corporations that brought you ‘boner pills’, anti-depressants and other research marvels, now have a new market to target for their ‘suicide drugs’: the disenfranchised teacher.  Take a look at the sardonic Youtube video that makes this […]

To all defenders of public education: BAMN

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is hosting an International Summit on the Teaching Profession in New York City on March 16-17. It is by “invitation only” and timed to take place right before the “Celebration of Teaching and Learning” at the NYC Hilton. Duncan will be using this international platform to push the school […]

The Teaching Profession as a Service Industry

Walt Gardner, writing in his EdWeek blog, concluded recently: “The latest reminder that freedom of speech for teachers in K-12 is an illusion came from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in Cincinnati on Oct. 21. In Evans-Marshall v. Board of Education of the Tipp City Exempted Village School District, the court […]

Charter Management Organizations Take Aim at Los Angeles Unified School District

The Green Dot Public Schools are backed by the West Coast’s most famous venture philanthropists, Microsoft’s Bill Gates and KB Homes/SunAmerica founder Eli Broad. Eli may be most famous for being the only man to start two Fortune 500 companies, but, more recently, Mr. Broad has come under fire for KB Homes’ dire financial situation and SunAmerica’s connections to AIG, which purchased Eli’s retirement giant for $18 billion in 2000. Gates, of course, is well known for ruthlessly dominating much of the computer industry, and the anti-trust lawsuits filed against his corporation are testament to the no-holds-barred mentality behind his business practices