"The tragedy of the Public Commons": California City College and the neo-enclosure movement in education

Readers who are familiar with the controversy over the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) and the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC’s) failure to accredit the once community college, are also familiar with the Lumina Foundation and the role it played in assuring that CCSF would not be re-accredited. College and university […]

Obama’s 20/20 plan for higher education: using accrediting agencies to destroy community colleges and the case of City College of San Francisco (CCSF) Part four

  Introduction In this, part four of the series entitled “Obama’s 20/20 plan for higher education: chump change you cannot believe in”, we will examine just how Obama and the mavens of privatization, Lumina and friends, use accrediting agencies that work to allow what were once called community colleges to live or die.  This is […]

For the eyes and the minds of our academic senate at CCSF: An Alternate Approach

Readers no doubt know that the City College of San Francisco has been denied accreditation by the ACCJC owned and operated by the Lumina Foundation and friends.  Here, in this article, Occupied Bob one of those who struggled against the college’s eventual closure speaks out. “Robert Agrella, Being fully aware of why you were brought […]

City College of San Francisco fails to receive Lumina backed accreditation: The fix was in

From:  Dr. Thelma Scott-Skillman Interim Chancellor Dear College Community, We have received the decision from ACCJC. The Commission has decided to terminate City College of San Francisco’s accreditation effective July 31, 2014, approximately one year from now. We are immediately moving forward to request a review on the Commission’s decision per ACCJC’s policy  on request […]

Hilary 2016: Clinton associates lobby for vulture capitalists, scandal plagued for profit colleges, and uranium polluters

As recently reported in the Huffington post: “vulture capitalists” are lobbying the US Congress to require Argentina to pay in full what it owes on bonds it defaulted on in 2001.  Investors known as vulture capitalists bought up the defaulted bonds for pennies on the dollar and are now demanding payment in full, plus interest. […]

King George, Barack Obama, The AP & the 4th Amendment

On May 16, 2013 President Obama responded to the emerging scandal involving the Department of Justice’s warrantless spying on AP journalists by stating that a “balance” needs to be maintained between national security and freedom of the press (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/16/obama-ap-scandal_n_3287165.html).     Obama’s stance on the DOJ warrantless spying is in clear violation of the 4th […]

Navy Steals: The Military's New Interest in single-sex STEM Camps

Here’s a little tidbit about the Navy Seals and the military industrial complex and how they are targeting 7 and 8 year old girls with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math instruction (STEM).  This is the same STEM outcome learning that Obama’s DOE and its Kitchen-Cabinet, The Lumina Foundation is carnival barking about. Seems the little darlings […]

JP Morgan and Electric Power: 100 years of misconduct

picture of Jamie Dimon, President of JP Morgan and US President Barrack Obama GENERAL ELECTRIC It has recently been reported that the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) may pursue criminal charges against JP Morgan for manipulating electricity prices in California and Michigan in 2010 and 2011 following the NY Times publication of an article […]