Sara Roos: From nowhere these usurpers have constituted a whole new economy, transforming what was formerly the people’s prerogative educating human beings and citizens, into a private dynamo generating paper-profit simply by transferring public tax dollars to private coffers.
Is the US system of public education in crisis? Many say the answer to that question is no. But almost all agree that we have two systems of public education in the United States - one based principally, though not entirely, in the suburbs and another that is based principally in poorer urban and rural areas. One is, unarguably in crisis. The other is not. These articles discuss the root causes and possible solutions.
Avani Mehta: Axelos took ownership of the ITIL and now maintains the ITIL framework and accredits training and examination bodies.
Carolfrances Likins: A co-worker and I were talking about how heavy was the load that the administrators kept piling new tasks onto. “Well, at least we’re not dying,”
Sara Roos: The only difference between me and them is that they have more money to do the job we are all exhorted to do, to scrub the path for our children and support them in any way possible.
Sara Roos: What is being asked by the charter school system, is a pass for allowing some to have more than others by pretending there is “Choice” involved. By privileging some at the expense of others.
Bruce Lerro: When I was in school, I had no interest in books. It was only after I dropped out of community college that I became interested in reading.
Sara Roos: Tuesday presents two clear ideological extremes, between the civil rights activist,Jackie Goldberg and the Charter acolyte, Greenwood-Bajracharya.
Becca Lieb: in an age when even school board elections are prone to professional politicking, a candidate’s actual views aren’t always immediately apparent.
Colleen Flaherty: Faculty proposal would split a U.S. history and ideals required sequence across the CSU system. Historians aren’t happy with the idea.
Sara Roos: Bill Bloomfield distinguishes himself as the plutocrat who complains about special interests while personally giving more than $36m to influence state politics.
Christine Louise Mills and Mia Porter: We were very impressed that Jackie Goldberg literally walked the walk with us, braving the downpour and holding a sign stating “Our Students Deserve Fully Funded Schools.”
Sylvia Alegretto: Teachers, parents and entire communities are protesting cutbacks in public education spending that persist well into the economic recovery that is now a decade in the making.
Sara Roos: The number and size of donations from among City contractors, Developers, Commissioners, public employees and appointees, political consultants and public-private partners, is simply breathtaking.