Baltimore’s Girls Are Being Pushed Out Of Schools

As the new school year approaches, The Real News Network will continue to explore the intersections of equity, race, and access to opportunities for quality, safe, and supportive public school environments. In early summer 2018, we attended a town hall event hosted in partnership with Not Without Black Women, the University of Maryland School of ...

Webinar Recording and Campaign Updates 1

Webinar Recording and Campaign Updates
  The Classrooms, Not Computers Campaign had an amazing first webinar. Alison McDowell (www.wrenchinthegears) took attendees through a one-and-a-half hour in depth discussion about how education corporations are pushing computer-based learning on students and data mining while crowding out classroom-based instruction. We explored how governmental and private interests are pushing for more technology driven solutions to ...

Block Chain, Self-Sovereign Identity, and Selling off of Humanity

This is reblogged from www.wrenchinthegear.com It’s time activists began to develop a working knowledge of Blockchain and self-sovereign digital identity, because these are the mechanisms that will drive the transition to IoT monitoring for the purposes of Pay for Success deal evaluation. I created a slide share about Blockchain as part of a “Smart Cities” ...

Campaign To Prevent A ‘Brave New World’ Privacy-Invading Education Profiteering

We are entering a very dangerous time in US public education that threatens the role of teachers, public schools and the privacy of students. The history of education reform is long and complicated but most people are now catching on, as bad policy follows bad policy, decade after decade. They realize that the politicians and ...

Rethinking 4th Of July With Historical Truths

Ray Raphael offers some context for the Declaration of Independence: In 1997, Pauline Maier published American Scripture, where she uncovered 90 state and local “declarations of independence” that preceded the U.S. Declaration of Independence. The consequence of this historical tidbit is profound: Jefferson was not a lonely genius conjuring his notions from the ether; he ...

Popular Resistance Classrooms Not Computers National Teach-in

Popular Resistance Classrooms Not Computers National Teach-in
Join us for a one-and-a-half hour in depth discussion about how education corporations are pushing computer-based learning on students and data mining while crowding out classroom-based instruction. Governmental and private interests are pushing for more technology driven solutions to the problems facing our public schools and our students, even though studies show online learning is ...

Biocapitalism, Corporate Colonialism and Education Policy

Biocapitalism, Corporate Colonialism and Education Policy
As this article Harpers from 1997 clearly describes, “Scratch the surface of information and biotech revolutions ….and what one discovers underneath is a ‘control revolution’….a massive transfer of power from beauracries to individuals and corporations. In an unregulated control revolution free markets and consumer choice become even more dominant forces and in virtually every arena social regulation gives ...

How Higher Education Was Destroyed in 5 Basic Steps 1

Here’s How Higher Education Was Destroyed in 5 Basic Steps Higher education is not what it used to be, and that’s no accident. By Debra Leigh Scott / Junct Rebellion June 2, 2018, 3:57 AM GMT Print 127 COMMENTS A few years back, Paul E. Lingenfelter began his report on the defunding of public education ...

The Culture Behind School Shootings

Another week, another mass shooting and still the discourse remains primarily about individual violence. The goal is to inject a fear into the populist. The goal is to divide us. The goal is to make us afraid of each other. The goal is to justify further control of the people and to continue to obliterate ...

After 12 Weeks, University Still On Strike

Over 3,000 contract instructors at York University in Toronto, Canada, have been walking picket lines since early March. Their strike affects nearly 50,000 students. Up to half of all courses offered are taught by contract instructors, the Canadian term for adjuncts. The university administration made a decision to continue as many courses as possible despite ...