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Some more of that critical diplomatic

The first Leeds conference I went to was in 2005, and although I was not exactly in the money at that stage (not least because of having only been involved at very short notice to fill a gap in… 1,002 more words

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School Board Privatization: Committee for a Better _________ (Your City Here)

Not far from my home, on a vacant lot next to a major highway, I noticed an advertisement for our upcoming local school board elections. The name of the candidate is not familiar to me, but each time I pass the board, I wonder, “Who is funding you?” 1,239 more words


Gates, Other "Philanthropy," and the Purchase of a Success Narrative

Billionaire Bill Gates funds the media.

This is no surprise to me.

What did surprise me is the discovery that he meets with the media he funds (and others) regularly behind closed doors. 3,227 more words

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Education Post: A Sorry Attempt to Repackage Privatization as "Conversation"

There is a test-score-driven, privatizing war on public schools and on the teaching profession.

It is no secret that those chiefly financing the war stand above the chaos they create via their “philanthropy.” In short, they use their billions in order to promote their own ideal of American education privatization. 2,610 more words

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Fun With Facts About New Orleans Schools

Directions: Below are three examples of controversial education issues in New Orleans. Each issue includes two statements that describe the same scenario, albeit in slightly different ways. 574 more words


Sept 1, 2014

Vacation time for Hold Fast!  We went down to St. Thomas and fished with Bluewater Safaris, an awesome charter outfit that specializes in offshore fishing on the world famous North Drop.   42 more words


EdNext and the "Promise" of "Charter Choice"--But Let's Not Mention the FBI

I have written a couple of posts of late regarding the results of Education Next’s 2014 public opinion survey, especially as concerns EdNext’s and its editor-in-chief Paul Peterson’s attempts to sell the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to a public that is only half aware of CCSS– and with the half who are aware increasingly rejecting those “common standards in English and math.” 1,808 more words