Poll: Support For Common Core Drops Among Teachers

By: Tuesday August 19, 2014 6:40 am

The push to homogenize public education around worthless standards known as Common Core has lost considerable support among teachers. The Common Core State Standards Initiative is the brain child of so called “ed reformers” and the testing companies that will benefit from Common Core’s implementation. Common Core is developed around a mythical universal student who [...]

Michelle Rhee Stepping Down From StudentsFirst

By: Friday August 15, 2014 8:15 am

Michelle Rhee is stepping down as the CEO of StudentsFirst to focus on her family and supporting her husband. After being tossed out of the DC school system, Rhee founded StudentsFirst in 2011 as part of her quixotic crusade to blame the problems in America’s education system on teachers and their unions. Despite a limited background [...]

Campbell Brown Won’t Say Who Is Funding Her School Privatizing Group

By: Friday August 1, 2014 7:46 am

With Michelle Rhee’s effort to bust the teachers unions falling flat from incompetence and corruption, the privatizing crowd wanted a new face for the brand and found one with former news anchor Campbell Brown. Brown, who is married to former Bush apparatchik Dan Senor, is ready for her debut as the new face of “ed [...]

NEA Calls On Education Secretary Arne Duncan To Resign

By: Tuesday July 8, 2014 5:15 am

“All children are entitled to a high-quality education.” —@ArneDuncan: http://t.co/GAc3HS9s53 #ReachHigher pic.twitter.com/VZ23JEk0qd — The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 7, 2014 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 [...]

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

By: Monday March 31, 2014 10:14 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 [...]

Education Privatizers Data Mining Students

By: Wednesday January 8, 2014 10:00 am

Thanks to the ever expanding NSA scandal the American people are getting a crash course in how important and revealing even small amounts of personal information can be. Your data matters, has value, and should be protected from those you don’t want to have it or haven’t consented to have it yet. Enter the private [...]

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

By: Thursday November 21, 2013 9:27 am

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 [...]

Public Education Privatizers Join Fight To Cut Social Security

By: Tuesday October 22, 2013 8:29 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. The corporate cosmology of “letting the market decide” questions [...]

Poll Shows Highest Level of Public Disapproval for Vouchers Ever

By: Tuesday August 27, 2013 10:43 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. This week, the 45th annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools was released. Although it [...]

Goldman Sachs Gets Into Public Education

By: Wednesday June 26, 2013 7:37 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? Wall Street has already been the funding base for Michelle Rhee and [...]

Rahm Emanuel Tied To Firm Astroturfing Protests Against Chicago Teachers Union

By: Tuesday June 11, 2013 10:28 am

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 [...]

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