Nobel Prize Economist Refutes David Coleman's Crackpot Literacy Theory

Common Core Curriculum Standards entrepreneur David Coleman is barnstorming the country claiming that schools need to de-emphasize fiction and obliterate any semblance of reader response. No feelings, no imaginations, no speculations: Just the facts, kid. What children need, asserts Coleman, whose connection with what US public schoolchildren need is a masters degree from Oxford, is […]

Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment to march in LA this Thursday against banksters

Last week, folks across the Bay Area stood up for an entire week to demand that Wall Street banks pay their fair share. That included almost 1000 people who marched through the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District.  Now it’s LA’s turn.  On Monday we did a teach-in on how the Wall Street banks crashed our economy […]

A DUBIOUS PAROLE

By Saul Landau In 2001, Miami Federal Judge Joan Lenard sentenced five Cuban agents to long prison terms for conspiracy to commit espionage (although no evidence of espionage appeared during the trial). Rene Gonzalez, 55, like the other four, denied he ever engaged in or conspired to commit espionage. Rene will be released on October […]

Michigan: template for neo-feudalism and corporate fascists policies

Picture of Governor Snyder of Michigan.  Are emergency managers to be as ubiquitous as the MI legislature proposes a second assault on Michigan Cities and Schools?  ‘Emergency managers’ is the poll-tested name given to the political supplicants of the Vichy fascists that operate in Michigan.  Much has been left out of both the corporate press and […]

University of Maryland employees come forward with allegations of racial and sexual discrimination, abuse and verbal degradation

  The saga involving the abuse of workers at the University of Maryland goes on without promise for remedies.  Below you will find the latest issues regarding the degradation of workers and the demands made. The situation is very bad at the ‘university’ and although a ‘committee’ has been convened by the managerial elite much […]

San Francisco Beat poet: Kenneth Rexroth’s complete columns for the San Francisco Examiner, from Ken Knabb of the Bureau of Public Secrets

From Ken Knabb of the Bureau of Public Secrets In January 1960 the San Francisco Examiner (a Hearst newspaper) offered Kenneth Rexroth a job writing a weekly column. He accepted. By May 1961 the column had proved popular enough that he was asked to do two and sometimes even three per week. The association was […]

Help Los Angeles Students March in Sacramento - This Monday, March 14th! STOP Governor Brown's Budget Cuts! Defend CA's Promise of Higher Ed for All!

This coming Monday, March 14th, has been called as a Day of Action in Sacramento to fight against Governor Brown’s proposal for massive cuts of $1.4 billion to public higher education in his budget.   Mass action in Sacramento on Monday can turn the tide in our favor in the battle over Brown’s proposed cuts. […]

Milwaukee will Rally to Expose Governor Walker's Dirty Money:Today, 5pm Tuesday, March 1st

Where: Americans for Prosperity, Wisconsin Headquarters, 1126 S 70th St, Milwaukee Coalition partners: Milwaukee Graduate Assistants Association (AFT Local 2169),Wisconsin Citizen Action, SEIU, AFT local 212 (MATC), Voces de la Frontera, Peace Action Wisconsin, One Wisconsin Now-Educators Network for Social Justice (ENSJ is an independent group of educators working to promote social justice teaching and […]

The military industrial complex speaks out in favor of the private ownership of the means of educational production

According to the Career College Association, a leading lobby group for the for-profit universities that operate like predator drones: “The avalanche of support continues, this time from Brig. Gen. John Castellaw, former deputy commandant of the Marine Corps for programs and resources: “For-profit schools are often the best choice for veterans. Years ago, I attended […]

The NEA Representative Assembly Proves the Education Agenda is a War Agenda

The NEA Representative Assembly Proves the Education Agenda is a War Agenda by Rich Gibson, July 2010Rouge Forum Rank and File Summary The 2010 Representative Assembly (RA) of the 3.2 million member National Education Association offers clear proof that the U.S. education agenda is a war agenda. It is an empire’s war agenda and a […]