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

By: Monday May 19, 2014 8:24 am

It was all a conspiracy theory, right? 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. On election day the Wall Street backed Super Pac “Newark First” reportedly dumped $300,000 to pay workers – many [...]

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

By: Wednesday May 14, 2014 9:35 am

Last night Ras Baraka won Newark’s mayoral election all but formally ending the Cory Booker era. With the power of grass roots and union support Baraka overcame Booker’s chosen establishment backed successor Shavar Jeffries. Though Booker has already gone on to continue hyping himself in the US Senate, his legacy in Newark has yet to [...]

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 [...]

Record Student Debt Exacerbating Wealth Inequality

By: Friday March 28, 2014 10:49 am

As US student debt soars to the $1 trillion mark researchers are finding that the phenomenon is having long term deleterious effects on society. Namely the increases in student debt is widening the already massive wealth gap in America. The logic of the findings is hard to dispute – people paying out funds to service [...]

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 [...]

Chris Christie Screams At Another Teacher On Election Eve

By: Monday November 4, 2013 12:21 pm

Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey has made a name for himself screaming at constituents – from “jerk” to “idiot” to “numbnuts.” He has also, while in re-election mode, tried to tone it down somewhat in hopes of appealing to a broader base of voters. But yesterday was an apparent slip as Governor Christie told [...]

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 [...]

Public Education “Reformers” Discredited By Yet Another Study

By: Tuesday June 4, 2013 7:44 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 [...]

Chicago Teachers Union Files Lawsuit To Stop School Closings

By: Friday May 31, 2013 8:34 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. The [...]

Elizabeth Warren Wants Students To Have Same Privileges As Wall Street

By: Friday May 10, 2013 10:22 am

As a recent study indicates that college and universities are giving financial aid to rich students at the expense of poor ones Senator Elizabeth Warren is offering a bill to bring student debt relief. Warren says students should get the same rates as Wall Street. Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced her first standalone piece of legislation [...]

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