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NYC Educator: Murdoch's Education Ventures Go Forward With The Help Of Politicians On His Payroll

NYC Educator: Murdoch's Education Ventures Go Forward With The Help Of Politicians On His Payroll

Murdoch's Education Ventures Go Forward With The Help Of Politicians On His Payroll

The Independent reports today that Rupert Murdoch is going ahead with his plans to create a News International-sponsored academy school near his newspaper headquarters in east London despite the hacking and political corruption scandal that is embroiling his company, News Corporation.

The hacking scandal has seen 11 former News International employees arrested on a variety of charges, from phone hacking to conspiracy, including the former News of the World editor and News International chief Rebekah Brooks and one of British

Schools Matter: Is CNCA Charter Corporation Poaching Parents and Pillaging Privacy?

Schools Matter: Is CNCA Charter Corporation Poaching Parents and Pillaging Privacy?

Is CNCA Charter Corporation Poaching Parents and Pillaging Privacy?

"Parents having decision making power over a budget is not a sustainable model." — Ana F. Ponce (CEO, CNCA Corporation)

By allowing them to dodge the requirement as a school in our attendance boundary to provide a Mainstream English program, we allow CNCA to continue their discriminatory practices that smack of exclusivity and elitism.
One of Los Angeles' most lucrative and fastest growing corporate charter chains is Camino Nuevo Charter Academy (CNCA) Corporation. Led by the corporate executive tandem of the slick businesswoman and former TFA missionary Ana F. Ponce, and Hoa Truong, a MBA courtesy of the vile Broad Residency in Urban Education [1], CNCA Corporation has nearly doubled their number of school sites in just eighteen months. Before getting into the duplicity and double dealings that account for their staggering growth in market share, I want to share a chilling email I received late last week from a neighborhood parent regarding Los Angeles Unified School District's (LAUSD) Central Region Elementary School #14

Rupert Murdoch paid Van Schoales’ salary | DeFENSE

Rupert Murdoch paid Van Schoales’ salary | DeFENSE

Rupert Murdoch paid Van Schoales’ salary

Rupert Murdoch is funding the One Chance Colorado campaign.

The Grand Poo-Bah of Corporate Irresponsibility, Rupert Murdoch

No, we’re not joking.

The New York Times reported on July 23, 2011, that:

Mr. Murdoch began to put his own money behind Mr. Klein’s efforts. At one point, he quietly donated $1 million to an advocacy group, Education Reform Now, run by Mr. Klein, bankrolling a continuing campaign to overturn a state law protecting older teachers, according to a person told of

Modern School: America’s Billionaires’ Coup Part II

Modern School: America’s Billionaires’ Coup Part II

America’s Billionaires’ Coup Part II


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Yesterday, in America’s Billionaires’ Coup Part I, I examined an article in Der Spiegel, claiming that the U.S. was becoming a banana republic and that it should no longer be considered part of the West. Today I examine an article by George Monbiot, in theGuardian, UK, on the billionaire’s coup in the U.S.

While Monbiot’s piece makes a much better analysis than the one in Der Spiegel, it suffers from the same faulty premise that things today are substantively different than

The New Operation Wetback: Immigration and Mass Incarceration - Hispanically Speaking News

The New Operation Wetback: Immigration and Mass Incarceration - Hispanically Speaking News

The New Operation Wetback: Immigration and Mass Incarceration in the Obama Era

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Photo Credits: No More Deportations

Last week Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) joined a demonstration in Washington D.C. to protest the refusal of President Obama to use his executive powers to halt the deportations of the undocumented. Gutierrez’ arrest came only two days after Obama had addressed a conference of the National Council of La Raza. Conveniently forgetting the history of the civil right struggles that made his Presidency a possibility, Obama reminded those attending that he was bound to “uphold the laws on the books.”

With over 392,000 deportations in 2010, more than in any of the Bush years, many activists fear we are in the midst of a repeat of notorious episodes of the past such as the “Repatriation”

School Tech Connect: Which Status Quo?

School Tech Connect: Which Status Quo?

Which Status Quo?

I came across this clip from May, just thought I'd pass it along. This is from the announcement of the Early Childhood Challenge portion of RTTT. Joan Almon from Alliance for Childhood dares to say something other than "rah."


The early childhood people can see the handwriting on the wall--- it's going to be all about assessments and data

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Dozens Killed as NATO Helicopter Shot Down in Afghanistan

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A Wall to Remember an Era’s First Exiles

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