Fraud, lies and cheating among British parents to get their kids in coveted primary schools

 Andrew Hartman, who teaches history at Illinois StateUniversity, had a brilliant piece in the Washington Post regarding Teach for America (TFA), the reserve labor army for the capitalist class in their effort to destroy teacher unions and the teaching profession.  Although the discussion centered around TFA, Hartman did comment about the rampant cheating on test […]

Joel Klein Meets Joel Klein to Discuss Rupert Murdoch No Bid Contract to Wireless Generation

From a guest: NYC’s former Chancellor, Joel Klein, now works for Murdoch, and has been put in charge of his “internal investigation” of this scandal. At the same time questions have been raised surrounding several no-bid contracts that the NY State Education Department and the NYC Department of Education intend to award Wireless Generation, the […]

Life’s Little Ironies

Eliot Spitzer was about to break open a financial scandal that would have exposed widespread governmental/Wall Street corruption. All of a sudden it appeared that this savvy person appeared to have committed a really bone headed mistake. OR, the frame could have been so pat that denying it would have been futile. Especially, if worse […]

I Hope You Enjoy Your Tea

Our soldiers are disposable.  Rumsfeld, Bush’s Secretary of Defense, said, “You go to war with the army you have—not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time.”  Well, the army we have sucks.  Not the soldiers on the line, but all the ones at the top have to go.  We […]