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Because Mos Def Can Say It Better Than I Can Right Now | The Jose Vilson

Because Mos Def Can Say It Better Than I Can Right Now | The Jose Vilson:

Because Mos Def Can Say It Better Than I Can Right Now

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Missouri Education Watchdog: Don't Pay Attention to the Organizers Behind the Curtain #ows!

Missouri Education Watchdog: Don't Pay Attention to the Organizers Behind the Curtain!:

Don't Pay Attention to the Organizers Behind the Curtain!


The word "tyranny" seems to be popping up these days when talking about education. Don Powers, an attorney reviewing how education operates these days, wrote:

“What we discovered is a transition to a tyrannical form of government. Sections of the USCA that supported local, states’ rights and local control of schools as well as sections that placed restrictions on the Federal DOEd were being repealed all together and in instances replaced by sections that grant more control to the federal level. We also checked other areas of the USCA and found this to be the rule, and not the exception. From the historical records, that we could check with our meager resources, it has apparently been going on since before the1960’s.”

Check out the heading on our blog and its reference to living in a totalitarian democracy, which could be

NYC Public School Parents: Former Achievement First parents speak out!

NYC Public School Parents: Former Achievement First parents speak out!:

Former Achievement First parents speak out!

There is a fierce battle over whether an Achievement First charter school will open in Providence. RI-Can and the other Astroturf groups funded by the Walton Foundation and the hedge fund crowd are pushing hard, promoting the spread of this chain of charter schools.

As a public service, we are featuring the eloquent and stirring first-person accounts of two courageous and eloquent NYC parents, May Taliaferrow and Leslie-Ann Byfield, talking about what their children and other children endured at this charter school, known for its strict disciplinary policies and harsh treatment of students

Early Draft Of No Child Left Behind Re-Write Reduces Federal Role In Education

Early Draft Of No Child Left Behind Re-Write Reduces Federal Role In Education:

Early Draft Of No Child Left Behind Re-Write Reduces Federal Role In Education

Harkin No Child Left Behind

First Posted: 10/10/11 08:31 PM ET Updated: 10/10/11 08:41 PM ET


An early draft of a Senate committee's sweeping rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act rolls back major accountability provisions of the law's current form, known as No Child Left Behind.

The bill would require states to develop their own standards for student performance with little federal oversight, according to language obtained by The Huffington Post.

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), who chairs the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, is expected to publicize the committee's finished draft of the bill on Tuesday. The committee will mark up the bill on Oct. 18 before it hits the Senate floor. While various senators have introduced smaller ESEA bills since the law was up for reauthorization in 2007, the Harkin bill is the product of months of negotiations and is the Senate's most

Lobbying, Insider Trading & Censorship at the Washington Post: Kaplan U | Dailycensored.com

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Lobbying, Insider Trading & Censorship at the Washington Post: Kaplan U

Lobbying, Insider Trading & Censorship at the Washington Post

While The Washington Post (traded on the NY Stock Excange as ‘WaPo’) is known for its historic Watergate expose and the Pentagon papers, the modern Washington Post Company is a publicly traded corporation which derives 62% of its income from its primary subsidiary, Kaplan University, a for profit system of universities that operates like a criminal enterprise throughout the US.

Kaplan , which obtains 90% of its revenues from federal student loans backed by US taxpayers (usually in the form of Title IV loans), has been the subject of multiple government investigations, probing lawsuits and legal inquiries alleging the company engages in fraudulent business practices – including but not limited to marketing improprieties, robo-signing of student loans (not much different than

Thousands converge on mortgage bankers at #occupychicago. Tribune has something in its eye. « Fred Klonsky's blog #ows

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Thousands converge on mortgage bankers at #occupychicago. Tribune has something in its eye.

Thousands march to the meeting of mortgage bankers at @occupychicago

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MCS mistakes prove costly » The Commercial Appeal

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Students Weigh In on Character

6thfloor.blogs.nytimes.com - October 10, 2011, 1:55 pm By VERA TITUNIKPaul Tough’s article ‘‘What if the Secret to Success Is Failure?’’ received a tremendous response from readers when it appeared in the Education Issue last ...
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Teachers Union march | Occupy Chicago

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Back Home, and Homeless - NYTimes.com

atwar.blogs.nytimes.com - Courtesy of Matt FarwellThe author on deployment in Afghanistan.Mid-June, 2011: I find myself alone in a dark wooded park tucked between million-dollar houses south of Stanford University, looking ...
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Stop Junk Food Marketing to Kids « MomsRising Blog

momsrising.org - On Wednesday morning, a faceoff between kids’ health and the food industry will reach a months-long culmination. CEOs from some of the biggest food companies in the world will show up to say they s...
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Designing Schools to Engage and Drive Learning

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Costs rise as Wall Street protests continue

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The 99% Movement Scaring the Elite

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Newspaper CEO resigns with $37 million payout

tucsonsentinel.com - Posted Oct 6, 2011, 4:49 pm Dylan Smith TucsonSentinel.comThe head of the parent company of the Arizona Republic, the shuttered Tucson Citizen - and part owner of the Arizona Daily Star operation -...
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Median U.S. Incomes Shrank Further After Recession

nytimes.com - WASHINGTON — In a grim sign of the enduring nature of the economic slump, household income declined more in the two years after the recession ended than it did during the recession itself, new rese...
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UC and its largest union ratify labor agreement

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Japan Studies Radiation Effects on Children

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