The Green New Deal | from the Green Party of the United States


Summary of the Green New Deal

The Green New Deal is a four part program for moving America quickly out of crisis into a secure, sustainable future. Inspired by the New Deal programs that helped us out of the Great Depression of the 1930s, the Green New Deal will provide similar relief and create an economy that makes our communities sustainable, healthy and just.


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Social Revolution 101: The Causes of Inequality

Social Revolution 101: The Causes of Inequality
by John Laurits
Greetings, my friends — or should I say… my comrades?! Because today’s article will invite you to take a truly fresh & open-minded look at an often maligned & misrepresented idea that has been derided, dismissed, & disparaged by more than one hundred years of propaganda & power-struggles — that’s right, today, we’re going to take a look at socialism! But not […]

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Writing (in) the Moment Plus Shareworthy Reading and Writing Links

“While looking back in time or imagining the future may provide us some inspiration, when we are actually at work, we have to stay in the moment with the story. We cannot, for instance, let ourselves get distracted by thoughts of missed opportunities or work ourselves into a frenzy of self doubt by wondering how our work will be received. I can’t tell you how many times my train of thought has been derailed by involuntary musings about how much a client is going to hate the piece I’m working on. (Reality check – they never hate anything I deliver.)

No. We can’t let our minds take advantage of us like that. Be in the moment. Stay with the story. Use the words to anchor you to what you’re writing.”

– Jamie Lee Wallace Hi. I’m Jamie. I am a content writer and branding consultant, columnist, sometime feature writer, prolific blogger, and aspiring fiction writer. I’m a mom, a student of equestrian arts, and a nature lover. I believe in small kindnesses, daily chocolate, and happy endings. Introduce yourself on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest. I don’t bite … usually.

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13724663_1750485278552906_123161364_n An unexpectedly lovely flowering burr that Daisy and I discovered on the river trail.

This has been the busiest summer I’ve had in a long while, and not in the fun, vacationing, reading, hitting-the-beach-and-hiking-with-my-daughter kind of way, but in the racing-to-meet-crazy-deadlines, working-seven-days-a-week, at-my-desk-’til-midnight kind of way that puts me in very real danger of total burn out. Despite moments of bitterness (Why does everyone else seem to be going on vacation, while I can’t??) and regret (My daughter will never be twelve again.), I am ultimately grateful to be as busy as I am. Being able to pay the bills is a Good Thing, and, as I’ve said before, this too shall pass.

Perhaps because of the complete insanity of my schedule and the breakneck speed of my days, any pocket of time that allows me to slow down even a little bit feels like an oasis. I had…

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John Oliver’s Program on Charter Schools Went Viral

John Oliver’s Program on Charter Schools Went Viral
by dianeravitch
John Oliver’s very sharp critique of charter schools went viral. In one week, it has had more than 5 million views.

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John Oliver’s very sharp critique of charter schools went viral. In one week, it has had more than 5 million views.

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NLRB labels Charters as ‘Private’ | From the BustED Pencils blog

NLRB labels Charters as ‘Private’

by Michael Peña

“In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, such as ‘right-to-work.’ It provides no ‘rights’ and no ‘works.’ Its purpose is to destroy labor unions and the freedom of collective bargaining…. We demand this fraud be stopped.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Oh charter schools, the National Labor Relations Board has you dead to rights: “In sum, we find no compelling reasons to discretionarily decline to assert jurisdiction over this private, nonprofit education corporation.”

For more read “In the eyes of the NLRB, charter schools are private, not public” here.

The One REAL Problem With Charter Schools | From ‘kavips’ blog

The One REAL Problem With Charter Schools

by kavips

One thing that is important this election season is to find out who is for charter schools and who is against them… Then vote for someone who is against them….

Recently some regulations were changed  deep inside the DOE to allow more money to go to charters and be taken out of public schools… They supposedly were stopped by loud noises from legislators. But such will keep coming again and again as long as Charter School law remains open and charters still remain an option….

Did you ever wonder, why they always have to “sneak” charter school changes through? Why do YOU sneak things, like past your wife or husband, like past your boss, like past your children? Is it because you don’t want to get caught?  Exactly… So why are we “sneaking” changes to charter law in the dead of night?

Because it is bad legislation for Delaware’s soon to be one million people, and it benefits probably 5 friends of those players pushing it forward….  Piss off one million to make 5 people happy…

When someone says at any forum that they are FOR charter schools…. if you can, ask them in public this question:….Since only one in five children go to charter schools in Delaware, and since Charter Schools take money away from those other four…. how do you propose re-compensating those Public Schools who get hurt by having a Charter take their money, so the levels of educations for 4 out of 5 Delaware children, can remain the same??

And that’s the rub… When they say we are going to improve education for one fifth of our children by great charter schools, what isn’t said at all, is that 4/5ths of our children now have to suffer educational losses due to funding cuts!

How can that even make education better?

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