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 […]

AFT REPORTS: Chicago's Karen Lewis, other panelists, help AFT Peace and Justice Caucus understand how Chicago has been changed

George Schmidt has done an excellent job covering the AFT convention and the Peace and Justice caucus.  The picture is of Karen Lewis of AFT discussing how to radicalize the union On Friday, July 27, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Peace and Justice Caucus hosted a forum featuring teachers from California, Illinois, New York […]

Netflix to settle out of court: CEO Reed Hastings Educational Role model New Orleans

The case was filed in The United States district Court, Northern District Court of California, San Jose District in California (http://www.videoprivacyclass.com/Portals/0/Documents/In%20Re%20Netflix%20Privacy%20Litigation%20Preliminary%20Approval%20Order.pdf) as a putative class action suit brought by former Netflix subscribers, Jeff Milans and Peter Comstock (collectively “Plaintiffs”), alleging the way Defendant Netflix, Inc. (“Netflix”), a provider of video-by-mail and internet services, retained and […]

Get a Black Belt in Common Core Curriculum Implementation!

Proving once again that current education policy and programs have made satire nearly impossible,  The Common Core Institute  brings us the notion of black belt certification for teacher leaders.  These people bill themselves as a “leading provider of professional development, coaching, and training services for schools.” They invite educators to join them for a full […]

CA CAFR: Parks ‘found’ $54 million, $2.3 billion more now ‘found;’ full CAFR $600 Billion next?

Due to Google restraints, this article can only be linked. Excerpt: For five weeks I journalistically hammered that California’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) reveals $600 billion in surplus taxpayer assets, and the various local government agencies’ CAFRs are data-sampled to total $8 trillion in surplus assets. Last week, the California Parks and Recreation Department […]