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Student Debt Is a National Emergency – Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Posted by , Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Zero Tolerance Report – Brasscheck

In the coming weeks and months, we'll be reporting on the insane "Zero Tolerance" policy that's taken root in schools across the US. Schoolchildren are being treated with a harshness over minor infractions in ways that are similar to how prison inmates are treated. Why? Are schools institutions of learning for young people or are they prisons? School administrators need to figure it out... Here's the latest foolishness - but this time parents and children are fighting back.
Posted by , Saturday, April 26, 2014

What We Lose When We Rip the Heart Out of Arts Education

Posted by , Monday, April 21, 2014

Truthdig – Israel’s War on American Universities – Chris Hedges

Posted by , Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Elizabeth Warren Blasts Government Profits on Student Loans

Posted by , Sunday, February 9, 2014

Fwd: Filmed On A Pier In Oceanside, California

Do you support Carl Marx for President 2016? If this were a joke it would be funny, but this IS California. The sad fact is these people probably vote and reproduce! Here's the well informed, educated public Bette Layton
Posted by , Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The truth about charter schools: Padded cells, corruption, lousy instruction and worse results – Salon.com

Posted by , Sunday, January 12, 2014

Conservative Groups Plan US-Wide Assault on Education, Health and Taxes

Posted by , Monday, December 9, 2013

You will be shocked at how ignorant Americans are – Salon.com

Posted by , Saturday, November 9, 2013

Nathan Heller: How San Francisco’s Entrepreneurial Culture Is Changing the Country : The New Yorker

Posted by , Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Central Issue at the Heart of America’s Growing Education Gap

Posted by , Monday, October 7, 2013

Poor Preschoolers Suffer During Government Shutdown | Politics News | Rolling Stone

Posted by , Monday, October 7, 2013

West Coast Environmental Law | West Coast Environmental Law

Posted by , Saturday, September 21, 2013

Political action committee – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Posted by , Wednesday, September 18, 2013

BOOK REVIEW: “Reign of Error”: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools

Posted by , Wednesday, September 18, 2013

1912 eighth grade exam: Could you make it to high school in 1912? – Arithmetic – CSMonitor.com

Posted by , Wednesday, August 28, 2013

School Reformers Give a Lesson in Corruption

Posted by , Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Ripping Off Young America: The College-Loan Scandal

Posted by , Tuesday, August 20, 2013

What Passes for Education In America Is Often Just Indoctrination

Posted by , Friday, August 9, 2013

The Front Line of the Brutal Corporate Assault on Education

Posted by , Monday, August 5, 2013

FOCUS | Sometimes in Washington, Goliath Loses to David

Posted by , Monday, July 22, 2013

The Trouble With Testing Mania – NYTimes.com

Posted by , Monday, July 15, 2013

Autistic Boy With Higher IQ Than Einstein Discovers His Gift After Removal From State-Run Therapy

With an IQ of 170 he was diagnosed as Autistic with no chance of recovery by school officials. Mom took him out of the government system after years of frustration, and exposed him to the things he had interest and passion for, and creativity exploded. What does this imply for our existing passionless state system of teaching to tests with only government approved language, and lesson plans? Are we stimulating cognitive growth and passion for accomplishment in our youth, or creating worker bees for government needs? The school lost it's per diem for the student, and the world gained an 11 yr old astrophysicist, potentially in line for a Nobel prize. What would remaining in the school system done for this child? Would he have fulfilled the predictions that he would not tie his shoes or be able to read? Probably! What does this mean for your child's education? b.a.
Posted by , Saturday, July 13, 2013

UBC student blinded in Bangladesh attack earns master’s degree – British Columbia – CBC News

Posted by , Wednesday, July 10, 2013

FOCUS | Senator Warren Won’t Be Taking Your BS

Posted by , Saturday, July 6, 2013