Occupy vs. Political Parties

    A couple of days ago I watched a news clip of an African country in which in one of their cities a playground was being torn down and in its place a multi-million dollar development constructed. Many residents marched, and yes, had their signs (let’s remember, signs even if they’re on cardboard carry a message […]

Sandy Hook_Why did they do it?

   I have spent so much time in the last five parts of my investigation of the Sandy Hook alleged shooting of 20 children and 6 adults attempting to present evidence that I have perhaps lost some of you as evidenced by some comments like the basic “I don’t get it. Why did they do […]

BAMN: Taking an Activist Stance: Students and Educators’ Action Plan

BAMN will be participating in the Save our Schools conference and rally July 28-30. We are helping to raise funds to document the event, as well as sponsoring a workshop during the conference. Here is where you can donate for the documentary:   http://www.indiegogo.com/Save-Our-Schools-March-Document-fund Here is a description of our workshop (Thursday, July 28 at […]

VOICE OF DETROIT: The city's independent newspaper, unbossed and unbought

Picture of the march to save Catherine Ferguson Academy in Detroit Voice of Detroit is an independant news zine out of Detroit.  You can read more about Detroit teachers, schools, parents and the struggle to save public education from the pernicious privatizers. You can find them at:  http://voiceofdetroit.net/

Shanta Driver of BAMN and the new Jim Crow

Shanta Driver, a spokesperson for BAMN (By Any Means Necessary) appeared on the Thom Hartmann show and Russian TV today (Monday the 25th of April) to speak about the closing of public schools in Detroit.  You can see the interview with Shanta regarding the Cathy Ferguson Academy in Detroit and other issues regarding the fight for public […]

Charter Schools segregate but more than this they also feed into societal dis-association, disunity and work to vitiate the values we need to build a coherent movement to challenge corporatocracy

This is why I posted the photo I did of a 1950’s class for my article on education. See the picture? All white. Pre-Brown v. Board of Education implementation.
Charter schools, as I and many others have argued for years, is not only a return to Plessy v. Ferguson and a repeal of Brown v. Board of Education, they and those who promote them (the oliarchic shadow government of Gates, Walton Family, Broad, et. al.) promise to destroy public education in entirety and this is the point: without a public we cannot grow the essential moral values such as solidarity, diversity appreciation, equitable opportunities and participatory democracy. Why? Simple, they are privatized enclaves of a “pull-out” society and thus they work to vitiate the above values not support them. They represent ‘hand to hand combat’ in an effort to get an education and not a very good one at that.