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|LA Times misses the early education mark again
In How to even the educational playing field for Latino kids The Los Angeles Times discusses the work of UC Berkeley's ...
|PROFITS! Why Ref Rodriguez and his CCSA covet the LAUSD Board Seat
“The education industry represents, in our opinion, the final frontier of a number of sectors once under public control... represents the largest market opportunity... the K-12 market is the Big ...
|CCSA still using Dr. George McKenna's name and likeness some 27 days after he demanded they stop!
“I reject the statements, accusations and positions promoted by this group as it relates to Board Member Kayser, whom I strongly support for re-election.” — Honorable Dr. George ...
|Fact checking LA Weekly on Kayser, Aspire, Rodriguez's PUC, and Barr
First published on K12NN Wire on February 25, 2015 "It is not legally or morally acceptable that these so-called "schools of choice" that are concentrated in urban communities and supported ...
|Who is the California Charter Schools Association?
Who is the California Charter Schools Association? Founded by nativist Steve Poizner. Revenues of over $2.23-Million. Walmart fortune heir Carrie Walton Penner on their Board of Directors. ...
|Repost: Marshall Tuck's Legacy of Bigotry and Failure
First published May 26, 2014 on LA Progressive Portions of this article were contributed by Cheryl Ortega and Dr. John Fernandez. "Tuck will most likely have a huge pot of money in his war ...
|SM: Smoking Gun! Wall Street Banker Marshall Tuck violated student and parent civil rights
First published on Schools Matter on October 21, 2014 "...raises significant concerns that [Marshall Tuck run] PLAS continues to disregard state law, regulation, and LAUSD policy and is ...
|K12NN Wire: Marshall Tuck endorsed discredited and disgraced John Deasy
First published on K12NN Wire on October 18, ...
|Schools Matter: When will the age of open bigots like Marshall Tuck holding education positions end?
First published on Schools Matter on October 16, 2014 "You give those brown kids some books about brown folks and what happens? Those brown kids change the world." — Sherman ...
|@ THE CHALK FACE: Banker Marshall Tuck put student lives at risk by terminating Health Education
First published on @ THE CHALK FACE on October 15, 2014 "To reduce sexual risk behaviors and related health problems among youth, schools and other youth-serving organizations can help young ...
|K12NN Wire: Marshall Tuck run schools SAT scores remained flat, some even declined
First published on K12NN Wire on August 22, 2014 “The lowest-performing, based on test scores, is the large Green Dot chain.” — Los Angeles Times Marshall Tuck's campaign literature ...
|Marshall Tuck's Legacy of Bigotry and Failure
Neoliberal education privatizer Marshall Tuck is running for the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction seat. The business banker's callous and racist closures of both heritage ...
|Villaraigosa: The Myth of The Progressive Mayor
First published in a slightly edited form by LA Progressive on July 5, 2013 Statuesque in a six thousand dollar suit, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa graced the June 2009 cover of Los ...
|Mónica García champions the Gülenist Charter Movement in LAUSD
First published on The Daily Censored on August 5, 2012. Los Angeles Unified School District President Mónica García supports the expansion of corporate charters schools by the Gülenist ...
|Open letter to Doug Tuthill of the American Center for School Choice
The so-called "Parent Trigger" is an American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) template law written primarily by right-wingers Bill Lucia of EdVoice and Ben Austin of Green Dot School Corporation.
|Once more Alex Russo afflicts the afflicted and comforts the comfortable
First published in Schools Matter on June 15, 2012 Excerpt: It seems Alexander Russo just can't stand when ordinary working class people stand up to the plutocrats he serves with such aplomb. ...
|The Struggle to Save Adult Education in Los Angeles
First published in Dissident Voice on March 24, 2012 Excerpt: Using State of California budget shortfalls as an excuse, Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) Superintendent John Deasy ...
|Petrilli's polemic against Alfie Kohn: Half-reactionary, half-mendacious
First published in Schools Matter on March 26, 2012 Excerpt: With a shameful broadside against the esteemed Alfie Kohn, Fordham's Michael Petrilli demonstrates once more why he's the darling ...
|Peas in a pod: Koret Foundation, The Hoover Institution, and Democrats for Education Reform
This Essay explores how Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) policy positions and core ideology is identical to that of the arch-reactionary The Hoover Institution and the fringe-right Koret ...
|Sherman Alexie "Arizona has made our books sacred documents now."
One of the most powerful written responses to bigots Tom Horne and John Huppenthal's book banning in Arizona.
|The trouble with Alexander Russo
First published in Schools Matter on January 16, 2012 The irony is that Russo suggests we critics ...
|Buffalo beware of gifts from school privatizers
New York Campaign for Achievement Now (NYCAN), a right-wing school privatization astroturf group funded by anti-public school plutocrats, is pushing to bring the deceptive charter school market ...
|Now on Schools Matter: NCTQ's LAUSD report's highly questionable veracity exposes Bill Gates
"Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral." — Paulo ...
|OpineRegress: Matthew Yglesias' reactionary education policy pandering
I've been following the exchange regarding education policy between Rachel Levy and Matthew Ygelsias online. Ygelsias is a well known supporter of reactionary corporate education reform, despite his ...
|FIS recommends removing the last semblance of democracy from an already undemocratic PSC process
LAUSD's Public School Choice is already an anti-democratic measure to give public schools away to private charter corporations. Removing the advisory vote makes PSC all the more totalitarian and ...
|Fielding a local reporter's questions about Camino Nuevo Charter Corporation's designs on CRES #14
Now that Philip Anschutz's LAUSD Board Member from District 5 gave CRES #14 to CNCA Corporation, we see the true intransigence and arrogance of a CMO. For over a month we've asked CNCA to write into ...
|Yellow Journalist Jim Newton Hails a Dubious Civil Rights Hero
While the media cheerleaders for school privatization via corporate charter schools are known for making some outlandish statements, this latest LA Times Op-Ed takes the cake. Originally ...
|Democrats for Neoliberal Education Reform
The plutocrat and corporately funded DFER has turned "Manufacturing Consent" into an art form. Here we look at how they subverted an entire state legislature to pass one of the most reactionary and ...
|Speaking truth to Camino Nuevo Charter Academy Revisionists
While the charter-voucher supporters dominate the narrative, public school supporters still have the facts on our side. Rather than allow corporate voices drown us out, we must choose to explain why ...
|Thank you Matt Damon—Let's replace RTTT with the Zinn Education Project
In defense of Matt Damon, who recently took a cogent and principled stand against this administration's reactionary neoliberal education policies. In response, many HuffPost readers unleashed ...
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