Watch Schooling the World, Stop Schooling the World

By: Wednesday November 19, 2014 6:58 pm

It’s becoming slightly more common in the Western industrialized world to propose radical cultural change away from consumerism and environmental destruction. It’s not hard to find people making the case that in fact nothing else can save us.

But we should have one eye on what our governments and billionaires are doing to educate the rest of the world with the way of thinking that we are beginning to question.

What if the United States were to radically reform and abandon its role as leading destroyer of the environment and leading maker of war in the world?

 

Late Night: Save Civilian Education

By: Thursday September 25, 2014 8:00 pm

Over the last several decades, the Pentagon,conservative forces, and corporations have been systematically working to expand their presence in the K-12 learning environment and in public universities. The combined impact of the military, conservative think tanks and foundations, and of corporatization of our public educational systems has eroded the basic democratic concept of civilian public education. It is a trend that, if allowed to continue, will weaken the primacy of civilian rule and, ultimately, our country’s commitment to democratic ideals.

Late Night: Schooled

By: Wednesday September 24, 2014 8:00 pm

The school board never knew what hit them. Search for the hashtag, and have fun!

A Few Reasons Why Evan Bayh Needs to Stay Out of Indiana

By: Wednesday July 30, 2014 3:46 pm

With so many people saying Evan Bayh must come back to Indiana to “save” public education and many saying he is considering a run for governor, it is time to set the record straight and let Hoosiers know about the real Evan Bayh.

Here is just a glimpse (after only a few hours of research) into Indiana’s hero, Fox News’ on-air contributor, and former governor of and senator for Indiana, and it is not pretty.

Yale Professor Tells Parents Not to Send Children to Ivy League Schools

By: Thursday July 24, 2014 4:56 pm

A former Yale professor, writing in The New Republic no less, has some interesting advice for parents dreaming of sending their children to Ivy League schools – don’t do it. William Deresiewicz taught at Yale from 1998 to 2008 and gleaned a few lessons from the experience which included learning that prospective students would be better off if they looked outside the Ivy League to pursue excellence and become more substantive people.

State Socialization to Build Grit & Perseverance

By: Friday July 4, 2014 7:25 pm

Statistician and blogger Mark Palko compares the hyped push for higher standards with the push for New Math, a program that finally eliminated arithmetic as an underlying focus of elementary mathematics.

Thoughts on Education After Vergara vs. California

By: Thursday June 12, 2014 7:10 pm

I can’t say what you were all thinking when you read about this ruling, and the commentary that followed from the White House — my own immediate reaction was that they’re now getting what they want directly, rather than having to fuss over “school reform!” Want to mess with the teachers’ unions? Have the courts do it! Perhaps in the future we can now expect a new era of honesty, in which open-ended class warfare upon teachers and students is no longer seen as requiring justification through the ever-expanding rationalizations of “school reform.”

Piketty’s Perfectly Plausible Proposal

By: Sunday June 1, 2014 10:33 am

The people who call Piketty’s ideas utopian and impossible are making real change impossible.

I hope you’ll be able to help us by chipping in on our fundraiser.

Wall Street Super Pac Paid Jeffries Supporters $150 Apiece On Election Day

By: Monday May 19, 2014 10:55 am

While much of the corporate media – particularly the now ex-Newark Star Ledger – ignored the forces behind “education reform” in Newark, journalist Max Blumenthal decided to actually investigate.

Suckerberg: Facebook’s $100 Million Education Donation Chiseled By Consultants

By: Wednesday May 14, 2014 2:20 pm

In fact, between 2010 and 2012 over $20 million of Facebook’s gift and matching funds was sucked into Team Booker’s corrupt vortex. Instead of going to help the children of Newark the money went to the juiced in hacks and crass business interests that have been trying to bulldoze public education throughout America.

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