NEA Calls On Education Secretary Arne Duncan To Resign

By: Tuesday July 8, 2014 6:45 am

While President Obama’s former spokesman, Robert Gibbs, manages a national public relations campaign against teachers unions, the National Education Association (NEA) has finally decided it has had enough of Team Obama’s union busting. The NEA has now called on Education Secretary Arne Duncan to resign.

 

The Myth Of A ‘Skills Gap’ And Our Phony ‘Education Crisis’

By: Monday March 31, 2014 11:33 am

Ask a neoliberal why trickle down economics is not working in America and there are a few standard excuses offered. The excuses range from the fringier “inner city people are lazy” to the boilerplate “government is distorting markets” to the more establishment friendly “it’s a lack of education.” Let’s put racial dog whistles and reactionary ideology aside for a second and focus on the last excuse, education.

Education Privatizers Data Mining Students

By: Wednesday January 8, 2014 11:00 am

The education privatization movement aka “Ed reform” is looking to use spy technology on students. Of course they would only use the data to assist instruction never to sell products and services, that’s not what for-profit schools would do – would they?

Arne Duncan Doubles Down on “White Suburban Moms” Comment, Promotes Economic Ignorance

By: Thursday November 21, 2013 12:47 pm

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan doubled down on his “white suburban moms” comment concerning the Common Core Standards. Duncan at first said opposition to the Common Core State Standards was interesting because “white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were, and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were.”

Public Education Privatizers Join Fight To Cut Social Security

By: Tuesday October 22, 2013 9:35 am

To anyone who has followed the attempts to deform reform public education you will not only notice similar rhetoric to the Fix The Debt campaign, but behind the people like Michelle Rhee and Geoffrey Canada sit those very same rich oligarchs desperate to avoid paying taxes.

Poll Shows Highest Level of Public Disapproval for Vouchers Ever

By: Tuesday August 27, 2013 11:15 am

A new PDK/Gallup Poll reveals bad news for the corporate education reform movement to privatize public education. According to the poll, vouchers previously considered a useful wedge weapon against public schools are more unpopular than ever.

Goldman Sachs Gets Into Public Education

By: Wednesday June 26, 2013 8:40 am

The corporate “ed reform” movement to privatize public education is quite lucrative – public education spending runs in the billions across the country. So should anyone be surprised that Wall Street has stepped out of the shadows to get in on the action?

Rahm Emanuel Tied To Firm Astroturfing Protests Against Chicago Teachers Union

By: Tuesday June 11, 2013 2:00 pm

A consulting firm tied to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been caught paying people to protest the Chicago Teachers Union. The firm, Resolute Consulting, worked on Rahm Emanuel’s 2002 Congressional campaign and is led by long time Emanuel friend Greg Goldner. Goldner along with other interested parties have been involved in smear campaign against the [...]

Newark Students Walk Out to Protest Privatization Plans and Budget Cuts

By: Wednesday April 10, 2013 10:45 am

Though Governor Chris Christie refers to students protesting his privatization plans as drug mules, the students of Newark decided yesterday to stand up for their right to an education and walked out of class to protest the attack on their public school system.

Governor Chris Christie Announces Privatizing Scheme for Camden City Schools

By: Monday March 25, 2013 12:10 pm

Governor Chris Christie has announced a state takeover of the Camden school system to force privatization programs. The privatization program had been stymied by residents and their local representatives who did not want to lose their public school system. Now privatization advocates have been able to go around local authorities and have the Governor hand them power.

Chris Christie was formerly a registered lobbyist for education privatization firm Edison Schools Inc. His current education commissioner, Chris Cerf, was previously President of Edison Schools Inc. at the time of Christie’s employment.

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