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Left Agents of the 1% | Dissident Voice

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As the Occupy Wall Street movement spread across the nation, mistakes and setbacks occurred which are minimal when compared to its success in calling attention to the private domination of America’s wealth by the upper 1% as major cause of our social problems. Agents of that minority are feverishly at work, whether directly on the payroll or simply acting according to anti-social programming that teaches individualism, selfish egoism and the divisive identity politics that reduce the 99% to splintered minorities and assure continued domination by the richest 1%.

Direct employees of corporate capital in media and politics either downgrade the movement or try to incorporate it, while some supposed progressive critics claim that only their specific problems must be on its agenda. Any attempt to bring down barriers between people and promote unity is labeled racist, sexist, exclusionary, bigoted and other expletives that play well among these agents of division.

Groups that have penetrated the gated communities of political isolation and begun to learn about each others problems and the need for unity in

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UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi Moonlighted Abroad to End Campus Anti-Austerity Demonstrations -- in Greece | MyFDL #ows

UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi Moonlighted Abroad to End Campus Anti-Austerity Demonstrations -- in Greece | MyFDL:UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi Moonlighted Abroad to End Campus Anti-Austerity Demonstrations — in Greeceby Teddy PartridgePopoutUniversity of California Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi won’t resign her post because, she says, she needs toearn the students’ trust. Somehow, she proposes the University heal with her remaining at its helm.“I really feel confident at this point the university needs me,” she told GMA …. “There are ... more »

School Tech Connect: Multiple Measures

School Tech Connect: Multiple Measures:Multiple Measuresby noreply@blogger.com (Tim)I've seen some Twitter traffic lately on multiple measures. Duncan is always blathering on about multiple measures, and how he's in favor of them. The trouble is that multiple measures is an empty phrase. You can be in favor of multiple measures but if at the end of the day your policies increase the importance of multiple choicetests, then it doesn't matter how many times you say multiple measures on camera.After a few ... more »

Obama Says He Owes Everything To Education (VIDEO)

Obama Says He Owes Everything To Education (VIDEO):Obama Says He Owes Everything To Education (VIDEO)The Huffington Post Laura Hibbard First Posted: 11/23/11 03:29 PM ET Updated: 11/23/11 03:35 PM ETIf you could sit down for dinner with the President of the United States, what would you ask him?Retired school teacher Juanita Martinez of Brighton, Colo. knew. She was one among three others -- another retired teacher, an Army veteran and a small business owner -- who had dinner with President ... more »

Oliver Sicat. The Closer. « Fred Klonsky

Oliver Sicat. The Closer. « Fred Klonsky:Oliver Sicat. The Closer.by Fred KlonskyOliver Sicat is 32 years old.He has been a teacher and a principal.This is one of the screwy things that has occurred in recent years. Some guy gets his teaching certification. He teaches in a classroom for a couple of years. He doesn’t really like it. He goes back and gets his Type 75 administrative certification and becomes a principal. To an ever increasing degree, this is what the ... more »

Rick Scott Silent on Potential Budget Shortfall for Florida’s A-Plus Money | Scathing Purple Musings

Rick Scott Silent on Potential Budget Shortfall for Florida’s A-Plus Money | Scathing Purple Musings:Rick Scott Silent on Potential Budget Shortfall for Florida’s A-Plus Moneyby Bob SikesIt’s turning out to be a pretty bad day for Florida’s education reformers. Now comes word that the merit pay program that Florida has now may have a budget shortfall and that there’s a delay in awarding school grades.“With high schools receiving their grades in late December and not within a time frame that ... more »

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CROCODILE TEARS FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - Perdaily.com #owsBig Education Ape - PostRank (PostRank: All)-7 minutes agoCROCODILE TEARS FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (Lágrimas de cocodrilo DEL PRESIDENTE DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE CALIFORNIA) - Perdaily.com:CROCODILE TEARS FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (Lágrimas de cocodrilo DEL PRESIDENTE DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE CALIFORNIA)by Leonard Isenberg(Mensaje se repite en Español)(For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog ... more »

Matthew Di Carlo: The Evidence on Charter Schools

Matthew Di Carlo: The Evidence on Charter Schools:Matthew Di CarloSenior research fellow, Albert Shanker InstituteGET UPDATES FROM MATTHEW DI CARLO LikeThe Evidence on Charter SchoolsPosted: 11/23/11 01:48 PM ETIn our fruitless, deadlocked debate over whether charter schools "work," charter opponents frequently cite what is often called the CREDO study (discussed here), a 2009 analysis of charter school performance in 15 states and the District of Columbia. The results indicated that overall charter effects on student achievement were negative and statistically ... more »

ACLU requests UCD Police Department documents | Davis Enterprise #ows

ACLU requests UCD Police Department documents | Davis Enterprise:ACLU requests UCD Police Department documentsby Anne Ternus-BellamyIn a letter to UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi this week, the ACLU of Northern California requested a number of internal campus Police Department documents under the California Public Records Act.Requested information includes copies of any UC Davis Police Department policies, general orders and training materials related to the use of pepper spray and the use of force in general, as well as records showing ... more »

Embrace Community Not Consumption on #BuyNothingDay | Occupy Together #ows

Embrace Community Not Consumption on #BuyNothingDay | Occupy Together:Embrace Community Not Consumption on #BuyNothingDayNovember 23rd, 2011 · Ella · AnnouncementsNo commentsAs retailers compete to see who can open their doors the earliest without offending the sensibilities of the public, Americans have been questioning the very tradition of over-consumption. Occupy Black Friday, OccupyXMass and Buy Nothing Day actions are being held throughout the country and world as a way to stand up against blatant corporate greed.If you are opting-out this year, ... more »

CROCODILE TEARS FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - Perdaily.com #ows

CROCODILE TEARS FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (Lágrimas de cocodrilo DEL PRESIDENTE DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE CALIFORNIA) - Perdaily.com:CROCODILE TEARS FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (Lágrimas de cocodrilo DEL PRESIDENTE DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE CALIFORNIA)by Leonard Isenberg(Mensaje se repite en Español)(For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post)University of California President Yudoff's response to violence at U.C. Davis is too little too late. Recent violence on university ... more »

Myths About National Standards | Truth in American Education

Myths About National Standards | Truth in American Education:Myths About National Standardsby chascherrieMyths About National Standards: Myth #1Jim Stergios November 16, 2011 boston.comMyths about National Standards: Myth #2Jim Stergios November 19, 2011 boston.comSMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium Awards Common Core Architecture Contract to Measured Progressby chascherrieSMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium Awards Common Core Architecture Contract to Measured ProgressNovember 21, 2011 Measured ProgressDoes Common Core Provide an International Benchmark?by chascherrieDoes Comm... more »

Nearly 1,000 charter schools in state | Thoughts on Public Education

Nearly 1,000 charter schools in state | Thoughts on Public Education:Nearly 1,000 charter schools in state - by John Fensterwald - Educated Guessby John Fensterwald - Educated GuessWith a net addition of 70 schools this year, 7 percent of California students – about one in 14 students – now attend a charter school. In Los Angles Unified, it’s more than one in 10 students; in Oakland, it’s one in five. The California Charter Schools Association released its annual census on ... more »

Katehi: Campus police were told not to use force against students - Sacramento Bee #ows

Katehi: Campus police were told not to use force against students - Sacramento News - Local and Breaking Sacramento News | Sacramento Bee:Katehi: Campus police were told not to use force against studentsby sstanton@sacbee.com (Sam Stanton)As the tent city on the University of California, Davis, tripled in size, Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi insisted Tuesday that the school's police department defied her orders when it used force against students in last week's pepper-spray fiasco.Eva Whaley-Mayda, speaking on campus Tuesday, holds a ... more »

NYC Educator: Watch That Mouth

NYC Educator: Watch That Mouth:Watch That Mouthby NYC EducatorIt's pretty troubling to be charged with verbal abuse. Chancellor's regulation A-421 tells teachers to be careful what they say to kids. It specifically prohibits:language that tends to cause fear or physical or mental distress;discriminatory language based on race, color, national origin, alienage/citizenship status, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability, or sexual orientation which tends to cause fear or physical or mental distress;language that tends to threaten physical harm; orlanguage that tends to belittle ... more »

Report details growth of charter schools in California - ContraCostaTimes.com

Report details growth of charter schools in California - ContraCostaTimes.com:Report details growth of charter schools in CaliforniaBy Katy MurphyOakland TribunePosted: 11/22/2011 03:00:38 PM PSTUpdated: 11/22/2011 03:00:38 PM PSTThe charter school movement has continued to grow in California, with more schools cropping up throughout the state, according to a report Tuesday from the California Charter Schools Association.This fall, 100 new charters opened, bringing their total to 982, nearly three times as many as there were a decade ago, the association said. ... more »

The Federal Role in Education | Choice Media TV | education reform homepage

The Federal Role in Education | Choice Media TV | education reform homepage:The Federal Role in EducationPosted on November 23, 2011 by adminGrow, Shrink or Abolish?The U.S. Department of Education was created in 1979 under President Jimmy Carter. The new federal department would “allow the Federal Government to meet its responsibilities in education more effectively, more efficiently, and more responsively,” President Carter said.Since then, conservatives have railed against the ever-growing federal role in education. President Ronald Reagan vowed to abolish ... more »

Ballot initiative seeks to expand access to online education | California Watch

Ballot initiative seeks to expand access to online education | California Watch:Ballot initiative seeks to expand access to online educationJoanna LinKonstantin Sutyagin/FlickrFor public school students in California, where you live usually determines where you can learn. To David Haglund, that's not right.This month, Haglund, principal of the Riverside Virtual School, an online independent study program run by the Riverside Unified School District, introduced a statewide ballot initiative [PDF] that would give students unrestricted access to publicly funded courses – wherever ... more »

Think Long Attacks Public Education | California Progress Report

Think Long Attacks Public Education | California Progress Report:Think Long Attacks Public Educationby meganBy Brian LeubitzIn case Think Long’s proposal to reduce taxes on the highest earners in favor of additional taxes on the middle class wasn't enough to piss off the Left, there is this little treasure in the report: (viaSacBee)We believe such new funding should not be automatically given to a system that is failing to educate millions of Californians. It instead should be tied to improving performance ... more »

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What Happened to Freedom of the Press? | Seattle Education #owsBig Education Ape - PostRank (PostRank: All)-5 hours agoWhat Happened to Freedom of the Press? | Seattle Education:What Happened to Freedom of the Press?by seattleducation2011Why is it that the only news outlets showing what’s really going on in the streets of the United States are online news outlets such as Democracy Now, truthout and other blogs such as Common Dreams and the Occupy Nowwebsites around the country and Livestream websites ... more »

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Oliver Sicat. The Closer. « Fred Klonsky

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Occupy Seattle Occupies Wal-Mart | OccupyWallSt.org

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