The best way to fight corporate education reform: New Triple Strength Prozac for Teachers

With education boiled down to illiteracy, teachers are finding that what was once a profession is now serfdom.  The pharmaceutical corporations that brought you ‘boner pills’, anti-depressants and other research marvels, now have a new market to target for their ‘suicide drugs': the disenfranchised teacher.  Take a look at the sardonic Youtube video that makes this […]

Poverty Not Destiny?: Masking Corporate Agendas

Release a report, make it appear like scholarly research (include footnotes, charts, graphs, and data), and suggest something provocative such as “teachers are overpaid”—the result? The media gives the claim and report a free and frequent ride. Walt Gardner, on his blog, has lamented about this exact phenomenon concerning The Heritage Foundation report, “Assessing the […]

New Research on State Crimes Against Democracy

New Research on State Crimes Against Democracy By Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff New research in the journal American Behavioral Scientist (Sage publications, February 2010) addresses the concept of “State Crimes Against Democracy” (SCAD). Professor Lance deHaven-Smith from Florida State University writes that SCADs involve highlevel government officials, often in combination with private interests, that […]

Slovakian authorities plant explosives on man to test airport security

An unnamed 49-year old man was detained for several hours in Dublin after returning from his Christmas vacation. He had unknowingly brought explosives into Ireland after having them planted in his luggage by Slovakian authorities. The explosive was one of eight pieces of contraband placed with unsuspecting passengers at Bratislava Airport last weekend, broadcaster RTE […]

Microsoft and Wal-Mart Lead American Education Reform: Ontario to Follow?

By Guest Blogger George Microsoft and Wal-Mart are no Scrooges when it comes to charity. The philanthropic divisions of Microsoft and Wal-Mart are the two greatest corporate sponsors of the rapidly accelerating shift to a publicly funded system of education that is privately operated.  Both the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Walton Family Foundation […]

A CloseUp Look at Sex Education Research

Did you know that the teen gonorrhea rate in the US is over 74 times higher than in France? I know, its shocking! That juicy tidbit is from a factsheet produced by Healthy Teen Network, which you can find in IssueLab’s April/May CloseUp on Sex ed and abstinence programs. A quick review of the research […]

PEN Award Recipient Project Censored on Free Speech Radio News

This past week, Free Speech Radio News (FSRN) did a brief overview of Project Censored, the thirty-two year old media research group at Sonoma State University, in a year end review segment. In October, Project Censored released its annual review of last year’s top censored stories. Additionally, on December 6th, Project Censored was honored as […]