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 […]

Dateline Rhode Island: Another avalanche against public school teachers: the right wing organizes through the Duncan Administration to privatize eductation

The public education deterioration metastasizes  Crime scene: this time Rhode Island It seems that the “turnover artists” (for they turnover schools to privatizers) are pillaging Rhode Island public schools as we knew they eventually would.  While Obama plays hacki sak with Republicans over a public option for health care, capitalism takes more and more victims […]

CENSORED IN 1976: AMERICAN VIETNAM VETERAN DEATHS

     While accurate and current statistics from different sources tend to vary, they do agree on one thing – in 1976, more than twice as many American Vietnam veterans have died after returning home than were killed in the fourteen years of actual combat.      The estimated number of actual combat deaths ranges from 45,806 […]

CENSORED IN 1978: ASTROPOLLUTION HITS HOME

      Although it no longer makes headlines nor the six o’clock news, about twice a month in 1978 somebody launched something into space.      NASA’s current agenda alone calls for domestic communications satellites, weather satellites, new military communications and surveillance satellites, a satellite to test the magnetosphere, one to study propulsion principles, experimental TV broadcast […]

CENSORED IN 1977: ACID RAIN AND ECOLOGICAL DISASTER

Acid rain, caused predominantly by oil and coal burning, smelting, and car exhaust, has been falling throughout most parts of the east coast of the U.S., according to an explosive feature article in Mother Jones, December, 1977. The acidity of the rain contaminates the soils, damages crops, stunts the growth of trees, lowers the pH […]

BAILOUT DEJA VU: WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR $700 BILLION?

BAILOUT DÉJÀ VU: WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR $700 BILLION?   The nation’s largest daily newspaper, USA TODAY, highlighted its lead editorial (1/8/09) with the question, “What’s happening with your bailout $$?” It seems that nearly four months after everyone agreed on a bailout and Congress approved a $700 billion rescue plan, no one knows exactly […]