"Dedicated to the premise that no matter what 'experts' say, trends in Education really are fleeting; and that the ONLY goal of all school employees should be to work with parents to help their students become better people in June than they were in September."
Col. Wilkerson: Trump’s Proposed $54 Billion Increase in the Military Budget Not for National Security
Larry Wilkerson tells Paul Jay that a massive increase in military spending is a disastrous policy, intended to serve the commercial interest of the military industrial complex, and the cuts to pay for it, are coming from all the wrong places.
Ignorant, insulting, and underhanded are words that best describe Betsy DeVos’s press release about historically black colleges and universities on February 27, 2017. You really have to read the whole thing to get the full impact:
Watching Betsy DeVos’ face plastered across every TV and website for weeks on end as she slogged her way to become Secretary of Education was like reliving a nightmare we’ve experienced in Michigan for years. And it’s a something that folks in Pennsylvania should wake up to as well.
When a friend on the East Coast sent me the piece written by Matthew Brouillette, formerly of the Commonwealth Foundation, the Betsy DeVos he was describing was not the DeVos I knew.
Capitalism is Incapable of Fixing the Rising Level of Inequality & Here’s Why
by John Laurits
A calculator. A map. A credit card. Your diary, newspaper, camera, computer, TV, music collection, alarm clock, telephone, & a compass, too — just 50 years ago, would people have believed that all of that & more would soon fit in a human hand? It may have been hard to imagine in 1967 but, if you are one of the growing number […]
"That all citizens will be given an equal start through a sound education is one of the most basic, promised rights of our democracy. Our chronic refusal as a nation to guarantee that right for all children.... is rooted in a kind of moral blindness, or at least a failure of moral imagination.... It is a failure which threatens our future as a nation of citizens called to a common purpose... tied to one another by a common bond." —Senator Paul Wellstone --- March 31, 2000