Northwestern High School students in DC stage walkout and receive five day suspensions

    The Fightback, out of Washington D.C. reported March 14th, 2012 that Northwestern High School Principal Edgar Batenga gave five-day suspension to four students, and possibly shorter suspensions to others, for their alleged role in organizing an attempted walkout on March 1, which was billed as a National Day of Action to Defend Public Education. In a flier […]

Corporate Barbarians at the Gate: Wal-Mart internships at Detroit Schools

As Donna Stern and I were finishing up a discussion by phone a few days ago, she and I mused over what is clearly emerging as the billionaire philanthropists’, corporate business elite and giant transnational corporations’ plan for Jamal and his class mates at Frederick Douglass and the other three Detroit High schools – turning public schools into vocational schools, stripping out arts, literature, music in favor of low-paying service jobs where students learn early that they are not supposed to go to college, that their lives have been predetermined by the Gods of capitalism.

ADDICTIONS THERAPY IN POLITICAL PRACTICE: THE DETACHMENT OF OBAMA

There are many pundits, thinkers and bloggers wondering, if not obsessing, over the way Obama appears to have detached from the apparent reality of the American political landscape. The vast majority of voters are disgusted with the status quo and paralysis  in Washington.  The degree of disgust is at record levels. Pundit talk now is […]