Tag Archives: Public Education

Ed Felien :
Rethinking our revolution: A proposal for a
rural strategy

Tuition-free education, universal healthcare, and legalized pot are pieces of the puzzle. By Ed Felien | The Rag Blog | January 9, 2017 MINNEAPOLIS — What happened? Clinton lost Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. She almost lost Minnesota. Why? When … finish reading Ed Felien :
Rethinking our revolution: A proposal for a
rural strategy

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Mike Klonsky :
Obama’s choice for Education Secretary worse than Arne Duncan!

John King’s top-down imposition of corporate-style reform policies has led to a revolt among parents and teachers in New York. By Mike Klonsky | The Rag Blog | October 26, 2015 “Throughout his term in New York, John King was … finish reading Mike Klonsky :
Obama’s choice for Education Secretary worse than Arne Duncan!

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Harry Targ :
The cost-cutting approach to higher education

Though some reform ideas have merit, the real problem is lack of funding from the government. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | March 25, 2015 WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana — Purdue University President Mitch Daniels testified March 17, 2015, … finish reading Harry Targ :
The cost-cutting approach to higher education

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Thorne Dreyer :
PODCAST | Rev. Dr. Jayme Mathias, Austin school trustee and American Catholic priest, on Rag Radio

The Hon. Rev. Dr. Jayme Mathias is an East Austin community activist and the first openly-gay member of the Austin school board. Interview by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | April 15, 2014 The Rev. Dr. Jayme Mathias — … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
PODCAST | Rev. Dr. Jayme Mathias, Austin school trustee and American Catholic priest, on Rag Radio

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METRO | Robust UT-Austin campus coalition fights corporatized ‘shared services’ plan

Event: Stop Shared Services Rally Sponsor: UT Save Our Community Coalition Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Time: Noon Place: South Mall, University of Texas at Austin By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | April 14, 2014 AUSTIN — A … finish reading METRO | Robust UT-Austin campus coalition fights corporatized ‘shared services’ plan

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Thorne Dreyer :
PODCASTS | Filmmaking, pupulism, the attack on public education, and Texas politics on Rag Radio

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Al Reinert with singer Sima Cunningham; pundit Jim Hightower; education activists Julian Vasquez Heilig and Mike Klonsky; and politics with Glenn Smith and Jeff Crosby. Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | March 31, 2014 Listen … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
PODCASTS | Filmmaking, pupulism, the attack on public education, and Texas politics on Rag Radio

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Mike Klonsky : Forbes Calls Charter Schools ‘Part of a Corrupt System’

Demonstration in New York against school privatization. ‘Part of a corrupt system’: Forbes piece pounds charters About the only thing charters do well is limit the influence of teachers’ unions. And fatten their investors’ portfolios. By Mike Klonsky | The … finish reading Mike Klonsky : Forbes Calls Charter Schools ‘Part of a Corrupt System’

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Chicago’s Mike Klonsky Fights for Public Education, ‘Small Schools’

Chicago education activist Mike Klonsky in the studios of KOOP Radio, Austin, Texas, Friday, August 20, 2013. Photo by Roger Baker / The Rag Blog. Rag Radio podcast: Former SDS leader Mike Klonsky is fighter for ‘Small Schools’ and democratic … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Chicago’s Mike Klonsky Fights for Public Education, ‘Small Schools’

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Mike Klonsky : Drive-By Teachers and the Great Charter School Scam

Drive-by teachers: The Wal-Mart model. Image from Gawker. Drive-by teachers: The great TFA/charter school scam ‘Short careers by choice’ translates into teachers being reduced to low-wage information-age delivery clerks while most ‘learning’ is done by students sitting in front of … finish reading Mike Klonsky : Drive-By Teachers and the Great Charter School Scam

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Susan Van Haitsma : Texans Rally to Save Our Schools

An estimated 10,000 education advocates gathered at the Texas State Capitol, Saturday, February 23, 2013. Photo by Susan Van Haitsma / The Rag Blog. Texans rally to save our schools Behind the Capitol edifice, I hope lawmakers are listening. These … finish reading Susan Van Haitsma : Texans Rally to Save Our Schools

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Alan Wieder : Race to the Bottom

Image from Diary of a Public School Teacher. Race to the bottom: Educating Obama Inspiration and curiosity and breadth and depth in learning are often usurped by crowded and underfunded schools, high stakes testing, zero tolerance and incarceration, and the … finish reading Alan Wieder : Race to the Bottom

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Bill Freeland : The Marx Brothers Are Reforming Public Education

Graphic by Bill Freeland / The Rag Blog.The Marx Brothers are reforming public education Hilarious, but as Groucho himself might have observed, the joke’s on us! By Bill Freeland / The Rag Blog / June 6, 2012 CONCORD, New Hampshire … finish reading Bill Freeland : The Marx Brothers Are Reforming Public Education

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