Lakeview Sit-in Sold Down the River by Local Labor Leaders

By Jack Gerson Jack Gerson is a long time Bay Area activist who up until recently taught in the Oakland Public School System. Shortly before 4am on Tuesday July 3, Oakland Unified School District police, backed by cops from the Oakland Police Department, the Oakland Housing Authority, and the California Highway Patrol, raided the sit-in […]

The Washington Post may soon "give up the ghost": company put on death watch list

Dateline, August 10, 2012 Reuters reported today that the stock rating agency, Moodys has downgraded the despicable Washington Post (WaPo) to baa1 stating the outlook is negative (http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/10/idUSWNA322520120810?feedType=RSS&feedName=marketsNews&rpc=43) Moodys is owned by Warren Buffet who also owns 25% of the non-governing shares of the Washington Post company (WaPo). This is very bad news for the […]

The recidivist Washington Post and Kaplan Higher Education in violation again

From the Washington Post, re: Kaplan Higher Education 2012  2nd q 10-q filing As readers can see, the racket they call a university run by the Washington Post is still in violation of the law.  Is anyone prosecuted?  Does anyone go to jail? You can see my article on The Washington Post and asset stripping at: http://truth-out.org/news/item/10635-is-the-washington-post-being-asset-stripped.  […]

Democrats in the Midwest receive over 100K from privatization groups

According to Harriet Rowan of The Center for Media and Democracy’s PR Watch: “The American Federation for Children Action Fund Inc., a pro-school privatization group bankrolled by conservative financiers, has spent more than $113,000 supporting five Milwaukee Democrats running for State Assembly and Senate, who are facing primaries on August 14. The American Federation for […]

Disneyland vacation reflection: Anytown, USA can have such beautiful landscaping

Public landscaping is a public service, and among the choices to upgrade after fully updating and funding schools, roads, and other vital hard and soft infrastructure. Optimal infrastructure is ours in three steps: the 99% make “emperor has no clothes” obvious factual assertions of obvious crimes centering in money and war by our 1% oligarchs […]

LAUSD/UTLA Pushing Value Added Model VAM: Neo-instrumentality and zombie functionalism

I read the article that follows below earlier this week and had to agree with much of what is stated.  The Value Added Model of Education (VAM) — notice the clever use of the words ‘value’ and ‘added’ — this would have made Orwell’s head jerk for it is this type of doublespeak that we find […]

CA Finance Director: “No hidden money;” CA CAFR: $600 billion 'hiding' in plain sight

California’s Finance Director, Ana Matosantos, criminally lies when she claims the $54 million “found” in the Parks and Recreation Department books is an “anomaly,” “there are no other hidden pots of money.” Ms. Matosantos’ lie can be verified within minutes for anyone who cares to look: California’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) shows $600 billion […]

Cyber ‘earning’ the big enchilada: Point and click education in the age of irrationality

  I posted what you will read below back in 2010 but now that Verizon is joining the multi-billion dollar educational fray (http://www.dailycensored.com/2012/07/26/look-at-whos-partnering-with-verizon-to-deliver-common-core-offal/) as well as the newly created Rupert Murdoch’s ‘educational’ division headed by Joel Klein, cyber learning from K-16 and beyond is the new venture plan and has been for some time (http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/jun/28/news-corp-split-rupert-murdoch). […]

Do children deserve playgrounds? “Maybe,” says Milwaukee’s Common Council

Larry Miller’s Blog: Educate All Students! August 3, 2012   By Barbara Miner Aug. 2, 2012 (Barbara Miner’s blog is part of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Purple Wisconsin project. Miner is an award-winning journalist and photographer.) I thought that asking whether the children of Milwaukee deserve school playgrounds would be a slam-dunk question — sort […]

3-minute video: 1% applaud, sing, dance to ‘obscene’ and unpayable US debt

Stripped bare, US economics reveals we do not have a “money supply” but its Orwellian opposite: a “debt supply.” What does that mean? As you can confirm in any economics textbook, banks and the Fed create what we use for money as debts, then charge the 99% interest for its use. Because the interest and […]