Webinar: Stop Corporate Surveillance In Schools

Classrooms, Not Computers has found a new title for its campaign — Stop Corporate Surveillance in Schools: A Movement Supporting People-Powered Classrooms Without Corporate Data Mined Students. SCSS will be holding its second webinar on Sept 11 from 8:00-9:00 pm Eastern/5:00-6:00 pm Pacific.  Register here: https://myaccount.maestroconference.com/conference/register/EPSABDST2VZ3OVVI Our goal in this webinar is twofold. First, we will provide ...

Unprecedented Study Finds US Ranks 27th Among Nations Investing In Education & Health Care

The United States ranks 27th in the world for its investments in education and health care as measurements of its commitment to economic growth, according to the first-ever scientific study ranking countries for their levels of human capital.  Our findings show the association between investments in education and health and improved human capital and GDP ...

Join Our Twitter Campaign to End Corporate Surveillance of Students

Join Our Twitter Campaign to End Corporate Surveillance of Students
Dear Stop Corporate Surveillance in Classrooms Supporters, We invite you all to a Twitter blitz! This blitz will begin Sunday, September 23rd and last through the month of October. Each of you will create your own tweets and we will retweet one another. Let’s each try and think of a new one for each week. ...

US Schools Hiring Private Companies To Spy On Students’ Social Media

More than 100 school districts and public universities have hired social media monitoring companies over the past five years to spy on students’ social media accounts under the pretext of “school safety” and preventing school shootings, according to a report in the New York Times. The private companies exploit social tragedy, recruiting more institutions after every ...

As the School Year Begins, More Teachers Across The Country Could Soon Strike

As teachers, school employees, and students head back to school, what’s ahead for the #RedforEd movement? This spring, teachers mobilized on an unprecedented scale in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Arizona, North Carolina, and Colorado. They protested, walked out, and even held statewide strikes — in states with limited to no collective bargaining rights, where school unions have ...

Walkouts By Washington State Educators Spread

Teachers in at least four additional school districts walked out Tuesday, as strikes and protests by educators spread across the state of Washington. Teachers are demanding substantial improvements in pay and school funding. The escalation of the struggle is taking place in defiance of the efforts by the National Education Association (NEA) and its state ...

Life on the Block Chain

Life on the Block Chain
A special message from researcher Alison McDowell who puts it all together. How corporate surveillance will be complete once schools are completed “on the ledger.” FROM ALISON: I’ve been working for quite some time to explore the intersection of social impact investing and Blockchain technology. Blockchain is the structure that underlies crypto-currencies like Bitcoin, but ...

Nation’s Top Student Loan Official Resigns

NEW YORK (AP) — The government’s top official overseeing the $1.5 trillion student loan market resigned in protest on Monday, citing what he says is the White House’s open hostility toward protecting the nation’s millions of student loan borrowers. Seth Frotman will be stepping down as student loan ombudsman at the end of the week, ...

Building a Movement, Community by Community

  Classrooms, Not Computers has found a new title for its campaign – Stop Corporate Surveillance in Schools: A Movement Supporting People-Powered Classrooms Without Corporate Data Mined Students. Our mission is the same – to build a community-based movement to dismantle the corporate-driven policies and practices in schools that lead to violations of student privacy, ...

The Education Impasse In The USA

As another school year starts, let’s take a few moments to reflect, however briefly, on the state of education in the United States. In times when Republicans and mainstream Democrats can’t seem to agree on much of anything, one issue oddly seems to unite them. That issue is education, specifically higher education. From both political ...