New York’s Common Core Pre-K Standards: They’re Not Kidding Around

An angry New York City parent of a preschooler got my attention on Twitter. “Are you f**king kidding me?” she wrote. “I may just quit my job and home-school my daughter.” I wondered what on earth could be so terrible. I soon found out: the New York City Department of Education’s “Common Core–aligned tasks embedded […]

Occupy Wall Street: The View from Davos

  A British acquaintance has sent me a link to one of the background documents to be used when world leaders gather for the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland January 25th through 29th. The document is called Global Risks 2012. It can be downloaded from http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_GlobalRisks_Report_2012.pdf The World Economic Forum is a Swiss non-profit corporation […]

Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment to march in LA this Thursday against banksters

Last week, folks across the Bay Area stood up for an entire week to demand that Wall Street banks pay their fair share. That included almost 1000 people who marched through the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District.  Now it’s LA’s turn.  On Monday we did a teach-in on how the Wall Street banks crashed our economy […]

Haitian Voodoo Economics

By Christopher McManus On January 7th, President Rene Preval of Haiti put the final touches on the privatization of Haiti’s public telephone company, TELECO. Five days later the horrific earthquake leveled Haiti, killing over 200.000 people. The selling off of assets, the International Monetary Fund’s austerity measures, were under full swing under the Preval administration […]