Monday, January 20, 2014

I Have a Corporate Dream, Now It’s Your Nightmare – Bill Gates’ #MLKRedux | Teachers' Letters to Bill Gates

I Have a Corporate Dream, Now It’s Your Nightmare – Bill Gates’ #MLKRedux | Teachers' Letters to Bill Gates:



I Have a Corporate Dream, Now It’s Your Nightmare – Bill Gates’ #MLKRedux

I have a Corporate Dream, Now it's Your Nightmare
“Education may be the hardest civil rights fight of all,” Gates said. “Discrimination is harder to prove and people often don’t know what levers to pull to fix the problem.”
Dear Bill and Melinda,
The minds of Americans are on Martin Luther King, Jr. today.  The fact is, your corporate education reforms are all a terrible undoing of all that Martin Luther King, Jr. worked for, sacrificed for, organized for, and ultimately lost his life for in the summer of 1968.  So whathas happened to Dr. King’s dream?
I wonder, what if corporate reformers re-wrote Dr. King’s, “I Have a Dreamspeech to create their own version?  Deconstructing Dr. King’s famous speech, here is what we are witnessing across America — as corporate reformers have engaged in the unholy marriage between non-partisan neoliberals and neoconservatives — through the wedded ring of BIG business.
Here I present what corporate reformers might write, Mr. and Mrs. Gates, if we were to strip you of your veneer of propaganda completely:

“I Have Corporate Dream, Now It’s Your Nightmare” 

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest marriage of neo-liberal and neo-conservative corporate hijacking of freedom in the history of our nation.
18 score years ago, our Puritan founders, in whose symbolic shadow we stand, brought with them the first seeds of capitalism.  This momentous 

John King of Comedy Befouls the Ideals of Martin Luther King - southbronxschool.com

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John King of Comedy Befouls the Ideals of Martin Luther King

Today is Martin Luther King Day. I was only 4 years old when he was assassinated and have no memory of him at all. But I do know one thing. He was a transformative figure for this country.

King is in the same echelon as Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson, FDR, Jefferson, Madison. He dared to think outside the box and took on the establishment and did what was right even though it was unpopular to those is power.

So how is MLK Day celebrated? By Commissioner of Education John King being as blatantly incorrect about King's legacy and what he would have wanted as the Tea Baggers are as blatantly incorrect about the Founding Fathers and Ronald Reagan.

John King of Comedy today shared with all in today's Daily News how a just found recording of MLK giving a speech to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address is tied into today's efforts to transform public schools. I truly do not see the connection.

His comedieness blabbers; true equality of opportunity remains elusive — in no small part because we as a country have not yet found a way to provide all of our children with an 

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James Baldwin said it best: 

"For these are all our children, and we will profit by or pay for whatever they become."


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