Privatization of Public Education

September 2015

International News: Puerto Rico

September 20th, 2015|

Claridad: Medidas de Austeridad para la Educación Pública en la Colonia
Este artículo por el vice presidente de la Federación de Maestros de Puerto Rico denuncia el plan del gobierno colonial puertorriqueño para promover medidas de austeridad impulsadas por los fondos

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May 2015

Shut Down the Corporate Machine that is Being Used to Destroy Our Public Schools

May 18th, 2015|

“Let’s shut down the corporate machine that is being used to destroy our public schools and ultimately, our democracy.”
~ Peggy Robertson of United Opt Out National

A Response to Derek Briggs and the Denver Post re: Opt Out Propaganda

Posted May 17,

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January 2015

SOS Announces: International Summit of Education Activists 2016

January 5th, 2015|

International Summit
of Education Activists
Santa Ana, Costa Rica
January 28-31, 2016

Save Our Schools recognizes that powerful multinational corporations and private foundations are pushing a destructive agenda for public education, here in the U.S. and around the world. These global forces have now

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December 2012

The Conversation; Diane Ravitch

December 10th, 2012|

My Conversation with Tavis Smiley and Cornel West
Originally Published December 7, 2012

I had a great, great time talking to Tavis Smiley and Cornel West!
It was like old home week.
I think you will enjoy listening.

Diane Ravitch’s Official Blog
Diane Ravitch’s Official Website

Introduction to Students United for Public Education

December 2nd, 2012|

• Create a national network of students who are committed to fighting for educational equity in America and to work collectively to organize action that works towards this vision.

• Work together with students, teachers, parents, community members, education professionals and their

October 2012

Teach for America’s Deep Bench

October 25th, 2012|

September 2012

Review: Anti-union movie ‘Won’t Back Down’ is a step backward

September 29th, 2012|

August 2012

DoubleThink: Alive and Well

August 31st, 2012|

DoubleThink: Alive and Well
Submitted on August 31, 2012 to the Yakima Herald-Republic (WA) for “Saturday Soapbox”
By Jane Watson

“Doublethink” is alive and well.

In 1948, George Orwell wrote 1984. “Big Brother is Watching You” was born. So was “doublethink,” the power of

April 2012

The Buying and Selling of Education Reform

April 4th, 2012|

Joanne Barkan’s excellent piece on the corporatization of education reform:

For the last decade or so, this generation of ed reformers has been setting up programs to show the power of competition and market-style accountability to transform inner-city public schools: establishing