CCSF Faculty And Students Rally Against Proposed Changes, Cuts

The attack against SFCC is just one of the first salvos in the smash and grab policies of Wall Street, the cyber technocrats, and venture capitalists and Wall St. The first step is taking over the government structure, assuring there is no shared governance, moving in high paid administrators to eventually launch the plan to […]

Cyber ‘earning’ the big enchilada: Point and click education in the age of irrationality

  I posted what you will read below back in 2010 but now that Verizon is joining the multi-billion dollar educational fray (http://www.dailycensored.com/2012/07/26/look-at-whos-partnering-with-verizon-to-deliver-common-core-offal/) as well as the newly created Rupert Murdoch’s ‘educational’ division headed by Joel Klein, cyber learning from K-16 and beyond is the new venture plan and has been for some time (http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/jun/28/news-corp-split-rupert-murdoch). […]

Public servants and private schools: private school choice for the very elite

In 2003,  the Heritage Foundation conducted a congressional survey on school choice. Of those who responded, 41 percent of U.S. representatives and 46 percent of U.S. senators said they send, or have sent, at least one of their children to a private school. Contrary to what the venture capitalists and public hucksters say, when it […]

Race to the Top - Cannibalizing teachers and students, state by state

High stake testing is the cornerstone of the new No Child Left Behind, rebranded as the wretched Race to the Top by Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan.  He and the testing corporations, the Wall Street venture capitalists and those for profit forces bent on destroying teacher unions, privatizing education and decimating collective bargaining, thereby reducing teachers […]

Detroit Public Schools: Canary in the Coal Mine of Public Education

What was once a prospering manufacturing city has now been brought to its knees by the policies of neo-liberalism and late stage capitalism. In an article in Time Magazine, September 24, 2009 entitled “Detroit: The death – and possible life – of a great city”, the author, Daniel Okrent states the real problem succinctly: By any quantifiable standard, the city is on life support. Detroit’s treasury is $300 million short of the funds needed to provide the barest municipal services. The school system, which six years ago was compelled by the teachers’ union to reject a philanthropist’s offer of $200 million to build 15 small, independent charter high schools, is in receivership. The murder rate is soaring, and 7 out of 10 remain unsolved. Three years after Katrina devastated New Orleans, unemployment in that city hit a peak of 11%. In Detroit, the unemployment rate is 28.9%. That’s worth spelling out: twenty-eight point nine percent