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Charter schools are a Gravy Train for the unscrupulous

The policy framework for U.S. charter schools encourages “privatization and profiteering,” a research institute said in a report released Thursday.

Charter schools are able to siphon off large quantities of public money for private gain — and only substantial changes to state policies regarding charter schools can stop this, according to the authors of the report…

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Puerto Ricans can pay their debt to the US, by selling their Bodily Organs

The US business elite is bursting with ideas for Puerto Rico. They want to privatize the island’s schools, prisons, water supply, electrical grid, highways, public housing and airports. 339 more words


TWEET-BAIT: ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Is Pandering To The Smartphone Generation

This recent season of OITNB practised an emerging, annoying trend: Tweet-Bait. By planting references unlikely to be used in a prison, they keep themselves trending on social media… but they sacrificed any consistent immersive realism. 2,043 more words


The Insecurity of Social Security

There is an important role of society in providing some level of support or “social safety net” for those citizens who are hurt, sick or fall on hard times, and I have found that most citizens, on either side of the spectrum agree with this basic tenet.  778 more words


A More Perfect Union?

Last week, the United States Supreme Court delivered its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. ___ (2015), deciding unequivocally that “same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry in all States” and “that there is no lawful basis for a State to refuse to recognize a lawful same-sex marriage performed in another State on the ground of its same-sex character.” (Slip op. 959 more words