EDUCATION, humor, satire, vouchers, charter schools, cyberschools

Vouchering an Educational Adventure   by WALTER BRASCH   I hadn’t talked with Marshbaum for a couple of years, ever since he left newspaper journalism for more lucrative work in the fast food industry. But here he was in my office to ask if I would publicize his new educational adventure. “That’s great!” I said. […]

EDMC's 'Art Institute' For-Profit College Forces Out Arts Professor for Refusing to Adopt E-Textbook

Forget about academic freedom or even democratic decision making if you work for one of the for-profit gulags they call ‘universities’, or ‘institutes’ or ‘academies’.  They are little more than low paid sweat shops where what gets produced are useless diplomas, not education, and the diplomas come at an exorbitant price. It should be noted […]

Craigslist is now advertising for college professors to volunteer their time by donating onine materials for an alleged Christian university start up

As the teaching profession morphes from a ‘profession’ to a Walmart model for educational barbarity and corporate pillage, teachers are now encouraged to become hustlers as they see massive layoffs due to years of fiscal starvation, austerity, the mechanization of ‘learning’ through cyber distance learning classes and the decimation of what was once a nobel […]

BAMN Defends Affirmative Action and 10 Percent Plan in University of Texas Case at U.S. Supreme Court

http://www.bamn.com/affirmative-action/bamn-defends-affirmative-action-and-10-percent-plan-in-university-of-texas-case-at-u-s-supreme-court BAMN is the lead plaintiff in the case challenging Michigan’s version of the anti-affirmative-action Proposition 209 of California. This case is pending before the en banc panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. See Coal. to Defend Aff. Action v. Regents of the Univ. of Mic higan, 652 F.3d […]

Kaplan Kids becomes the Official Sponsor of Disney Live!!!!! Mickey's Music festival and Phineas and Ferb: The Best live tour ever

Premier Educational Provider Partners with the Premier Live Family Entertainment Producer to Support Family Events Nationwide from August 2012 to February 2013 You can’t make this stuff up and it is tough to even keep up with it in real time.  As I have written, Hollywood and the entertainment industry have been and will be entering […]

Chicago Teacher's Union under attack by right wing blitz and astro-turf organizations

From a Chicago teacher- The profession that I – and thousands of my colleagues and friends have chosen – is being vilified in Chicago, as well as throughout the nation. Well-funded “astroturf” groups have taken out attack ads vs. teachers in Chicago on the radio, and our union is looking for ways to defend us. […]

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 […]