We Need An Educational Revolution!

Why do we need an educational revolution in the United States? Many students receive the necessary tools to overcome struggles in public education by the support of parents, teachers and interventions. There are a great number of students who do not receive additional support for whatever reason. This fact needs to change very rapidly. According […]

School cuts and closures prompt student walk-outs

In fact, I would be looking for students to engage in more walk-outs as they find their future managed by elites and their education ravaged by privatizers and the minions that do their bidding. If this happens city by city, state by state, what the privatizers and fixers like Arne Duncan might find is that like Detroit, there are many school districts that are “bad for business.” Now wouldn’t that be nice.

ALL OUT TO WASHINGTON DC! DEFEND PUBLIC EDUCATION

The power of the movement is its independence and its understanding that it speaks for the majority. The student movement lifted all of us. The marches, sit-ins, occupations and rallies reminded us that when we stand and fight together, we can win and, maybe just as importantly, restore our own sense of collective purpose, joy, hope and optimism. To move this new movement forward and to move forward the civil rights, immigrant rights, and labor movements, we need to march on Washington.

EDUCATION REFORM IS THE BEST STOCK ON THE MARKET

By Guest Blogger George Thompson Numerous corporations such as Microsoft and ETS (Education Testing Service) use philanthropy to influence education policies in such a way as to create demands for their products. To take but one example of how this works, consider how Pearson PLC, is expanding its current markets through the push for national […]

Canadian Summit Will Marry Canadian Education to Global Economy

By Guest Blogger George Thompson An government sponsored education “summit” to be held in Ontario on September 13th and 14th this year will bring together privatizers from around the globe to focus on sharing “best practices.” While the big name on the venue will be the pro-privatization U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, the summit […]

Technology and Teachers: The Fun They Had

By Guest Blogger George, Many educators feel that the so-called “21st Century Learning” which advocates a more technology based and supposedly student-centered curriculum for the future is the magic bullet of educational reform. In this, they find themselves in perfect agreement with the companies which stand the most to gain from such an approach: those […]

Why I Didn't Walk Out

As Jose` was thoughtfully explaining how an effective thesis statement works, the fire alarm pierced his words, shutting him up, and as we hurriedly packed our bags to rush out of the room, shutting down the lesson and the class for the day. Our class rushed into a river of students from other classes, from […]

University of Phoenix Settles Fraud Complaint for $78.5 Million

You’ve seen their commercials all over the web and on television.  The ConsumerAffairs.com website has page after page of complaints from  students detailing their history of abuse and exploitation at the hands of University of Phoenix and its parent company-The Apollo Group.  It also has, on the very same page-a google advertisement from University of […]