A Subsidy For Charters

“A Subsidy For Charters” CA Gov Brown’s Tax Initiative “Compromise” Danny Weil Speaks In Berkeley Danny Weil, a charter education expert, journalist,  former public  policy lawyer and activist discusses Governor Brown’s so called  “compromise” tax initiative and what it will really mean for public  education. He calls it a subsidy for charters that will help […]

AFT Pres Weingarten Supports Charters, Merit Pay, Green Dot Schools and Attacks UTLA during 2010 Visit to SF: “I started a Green Dot school in New York”!

In the following video (http://blip.tv/laborvideo/aft-pres-weingarten-supports-good-charters-merit-pay-and-attacks-utla-during-visit-to-sf-3538770, you can see what American Federation of Teachers, (AFT) President, Randi Weingarten had to say back in 2010 when asked what plan and strategy AFT had to fight privatization. The video is important for it sheds some history as to where we are and how we got here. In this […]

Indiana charter schools fail to succeed

  The charter school hype never ceases to bear bitter fruit.  Take the state of Indiana.  Nearly 23,000 students attend 62 tuition-free, public charter schools in Indiana.  Under Indiana law, the mayor of Indianapolis can authorize charter schools and he has sponsored about 20. Another three are authorized by traditional public schools in Lafayette and […]

Attending the AFT convention in Seattle and protesting with BAMN and others, the horrific policies of Race to the Top

  The American Federation of Teachers: the Seattle Conference and the opposition to the privatization of education According to the corporate Seattle Times, a lap dog for special interests fanning the flames of school privatization: “Rowdy delegates to a national teachers convention Saturday gave several standing ovations to Bill Gates, whose billions in foundation grants […]

The American Federation of Teachers does Seattle: July 7th through 12th, 2010

The American Federation of Teachers Convention The fight back against neo-liberal educational policies: Support Yvette Felarca for President of AFT Randi Weingarten, the current American Federation of Teacher’s union (AFT) president, supported by none other than Chancellor of Education in Washington D.C., Michelle Rhee, is up for re-election this coming week of July.  The AFT […]