Where does the corporate bottom line end and the public interest begin? Through the voodoo economics of federal contracting, Washington’s “partnerships” with private corporations have drained the public trust straight into the pockets of top corporate executives.
|By: Michelle Chen Sunday October 6, 2013 12:15 pm|
|By: DSWright 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.
|By: Michelle Chen Wednesday July 10, 2013 2:55 pm|
They went in as a team and perished as heroes. From what ongoing investigations have been able to determine, the 19 elite firefighters of the Prescott Fire Department’s Granite Mountain Hotshots followed safety protocols amid the ferocious wildfire at Yarnell Hill in Arizona. But evidently the fast-changing wind conditions doomed them.
|By: DSWright 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?
|By: DSWright Monday June 17, 2013 10:20 am|
Chicago has experienced one of its bloodiest weekends yet under “Murder Mayor” Rahm Emanuel with 46 people shot and at least 7 dead. Questions are now being raised as to whether Emanuel can govern the city.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday June 6, 2013 8:00 pm|
While it’s certainly no surprise to find that the government has turned to yet another corrupt monopoly to carry out its dirty work against ordinary citizens, I seriously question the quality of their co-conspirator, Verizon. If we are going to have a lawless corporate behemoth shoveling our personal data, or rather, in the parlance du jour, “meta” data, into the insatiable maw of the new police state, wouldn’t it be nicer if the company were also capable of performing its core function adequately?
|By: DSWright Tuesday June 4, 2013 8:30 am|
The privatization of public education movement sometimes called “ed reform” has always had one fatal flaw – none of their claims are supported by the evidence. In modern American politics being completely nonfactual is only a minor handicap, especially if like the “ed reform” movement you have money behind your agenda. Just shout louder and bribe anyone who still has their hearing left.
|By: DSWright Friday May 31, 2013 9:27 am|
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s latest attempt to privatize education in Chicago is running into considerable opposition. The Chicago Teachers Union, joining up with concerned parents, has filed a lawsuit to halt the school closings the privatizer heavy Board of Education ordered. The lawsuit alleges Chicago Public Schools are not following their own guidelines for school closings.
|By: David Dayen Sunday May 12, 2013 1:59 pm|
In What Then Must We Do?, political economy professor Gar Alperovitz slowly and deliberately nudges readers off the traditional course of political activism assumed to bring about progressive change – elections, legislative fights, protest actions, firing the twin engines of grassroots Democratic groups and organized labor – arguing that these methods have failed. He finds readers at that moment of despair, when the best efforts we’ve known to create the space for change have failed. Indeed, he doesn’t believe that these efforts can reverse what is now a decades-long march of structural economic, environmental and political decline. “Absent major national shocks,” he writes, “the capacity for fundamental political change is limited in the American context.”
|By: DSWright 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.