"Gapwash": propaganda and education

Gapwash from: Special Guest Found at:  http://forpublicschool.wikispaces.com/Dictionary+of+Reform This is an edited version that can be found above. The idea of working to close the so-called “achievement gap” in education is very similar to the concept of “greenwash” in environmentalism. Greenwash is the term used to refer to propaganda deliberately used by polluters to cover up […]

Cathie Black: 'No experience necessary - only free market resume needed'

From: The Desk of: Kobi Abayomi Asst. Professor ISYE-Statistics Georgia Tech This shit is all around criminal. City schools chancellor nominee Cathie Black insists she’s connected to public education via a highly touted charter school - but a close look shows she’s had no contact with students, parents or teachers there. Officials at the Harlem […]

Detroit Teachers fight obsequious politicians, union bosses and privatizations plans

“Of all the civil rights for which the world has struggled and fought for 5,000 years, the right to learn is undoubtedly the most fundamental…The freedom to learn…has been bought by bitter sacrifice. And whatever we may think of the curtailment of other civil rights, we should fight to the last ditch to keep open […]