Obama & his team were rigging the game for their 1%ers from the beginning. Steven Brill revealed Obama’s bait & switch for Sec of Education in 2009 as revealed here by Richard Rothstein of EPI. At the same time the Wisconsin Union protests were at their peak, Obama appeared on stage with Jeb Bush praising his “education” privatization scams.
The reformers’ arrogance is best on display when Brill gloats about the charade of appointing anti-reformer Linda Darling-Hammond to lead Obama’s official post-election education planning, while DFER, with funds from Eli Broad, wrote a secret memo for the “informal yet real education transition team.” Jon Schnur organized the effort and strove to calm his nervous fellow-reformers, assuring them that the Darling-Hammond appointment was only a sop to a faction that would have no real influence, while DFER’s secret memo set forth the Administration’s actual policy – including the naming of key Gates Foundation and Teach for America operatives for crucial administration policy posts, and calling for use of student test scores to evaluate teachers. It is disclosures like this that make Brill’s book something less than the unambiguous morality tale he aimed to present. Had the reformers been a little less sure of themselves, they might have less to answer for when their program, as it certainly must, eventually implodes.
You got that right. Diane Ravitch exposed the billionaire funders behind Campbell Brown’s witch hunt against public school teachers. Chait joins Brown as the best hack money can buy.
Campbell Brown is now leading the lawsuit attacking tenure, seniority, and due process for teachers in New York state. Her organization has found half a dozen student plaintiffs who claim that their teachers were “bad” teachers, which denied them a quality education.
The big difference between then and now in Campbell Brown’s group is that in 2013 her public relations firm was connected to Republicans.
Her current PR spokesman is Robert Gibbs, who was President Obama’s White House press secretary.
jcgrim commented on the blog post Imprisoned CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou: Totality of Punishment is Not Limited to a Prison Sentence
Felonious families of whistleblowers can’t get insurance, but Arne Duncan’s Dept of Education gives the felonious Milken family (as in, convicted felon, Junk Bond king, Michael & his brother Lowell)$40 million in grant money to “improve” public education.
The rank hypocrisy stinks and the public needs a whiff of the stench coming from DC.
jcgrim commented on the blog post Holder’s Off-the-Record Meetings with the Press: A Ploy Intended to Make a Public Relations Point
TIME gave the cover to bully-in-chief Rahm against the Chicago teachers union this week. Is Abramson trying to earn back her rights from the administration to gripe or is her refusal to attend Holder’s meeting based on principle? Just wondering.
jcgrim commented on the blog post Governor Chris Christie Announces Privatizing Scheme For Camden City Schools
Christie is but one tool in US DoEd’s public school wrecking crew’s tool box. Here’s one of the best reads on public school privatization schemes by an educator from LA- hotbed of the public education-reform fraud: The Confederacy of Reformers http://crazycrawfish.wordpress.com/2013/03/24/a-confederacy-of-reformers/
jcgrim commented on the blog post Social Security Appears to Get a Temporary Reprieve
This temporary reprieve will give Obama et al., time to soften up the base with the standard propagandistic template: “This isn’t the best deal but given the crazy Republicans we must do something, yadda, yadda.
Time to threaten every Dem with a primary challenge.
jcgrim commented on the blog post ACLU Wins Lawsuit Against Cory Booker, Forcing Release Of Emails with Facebook Executives
Glen ford exposed the extent of Corey’s history of selling public assets to the plutocrats in this revealing presentation. there’s something deeply disturbing when Booker uses the impoverished circumstances of his people in Newark to sell off their schools to billionaires. Booker is so confident of his wonderfulness to realize the robber baron class holds him in deep contempt.
jcgrim commented on the diary post Bulls-Hit Ranch Labor Scandal Ensnared Florida Homeless by Michelle Chen.
If this isn’t bad enough, check out what the lame duck senate with the help of Joe Leiberman is planning for our regulatory agencies including the SEC & Natl Labor Relations Board: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/08/1158872/-Joe-Lierbman-s-Parting-F-U-America-Shot
One commenter notes the bill wasn’t authored by Leiberman: Lieberman didn’t author this bill. (32+ / 0-) It was introduced by Sens. Rob [...]
jcgrim commented on the diary post Good Wishes for an Old Friend: Sending Our Love to Scarecrow by Jane Hamsher.
I love your humor and amazing sense of irony re: some terrible policies. Instead of crying you always make me laugh. Keep up your fight and your wonderful sense of humor.
jcgrim commented on the diary post Anti-Capitalist Meetup: Obama Privatizes Public Schools: Out Of The Frying Pan Into The Fire by Geminijen by Anti-Capitalist Meetup.
RttT is also segregating kiddos and teachers in special education with their VAM and test score mandates. Children with disabilities are losing their rights and being segregated more and more thanks to Obama. Obama & Duncan have set back 40 years of inclusion efforts with RttT’s privatization agenda.The millions of federal dollars Duncan has unilaterally [...]
jcgrim commented on the blog post Romney Tries to Bait Obama Over Chicago Teachers Union Strike
Also,too, “longer school day” means working extra hours for free.
In place of the AM talking heads excrement, try this:
Ugh. Sundaymorning cesspool.
jcgrim commented on the blog post The Meta-Photoshopping Dead Breitbart Meta-Postmodern Thingy
Gotta go with #5. It captures the iconic Breitbart bellowing from the hinterlands. Although #9 made me lol.
Zero mandates in race to the top,obama’s bribe to starving states, have empiracle support for improving education. check out the education privatization money launderers in Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) and the propagandists in CAP who print garbage for media consumption. Rahmbo’s disaster capitalism is the blueprint Arne imposed in Chicago http://michaelklonsky.blogspot.com/
For more details on Obama’s sale of our public schools to Wall St read:
jcgrim commented on the blog post The Bush Tax Cut Fight on the Left: Americans for Tax Fairness Launches
I think you’re on to the game. The day before Pelosie’s statement, she & Boner (aka,Boehner) met with Obama in the WH to “talk about the debt ceiling.” Boner also came out with his debt ceiling statement that raising it should come from spending cuts & tax reform.
The president & Boner can play good cop/bad cop in July by pretending to fight over the debt ceiling. After the election, they’ll come to a “compromise”. Wanna bet Social Security “reform” is part of the gradn plan?
I don’t believe anything they say publicly.
Bawahahahahah! Emanuel is surely dickless and he’s soooooo happy bulling Illinois teachers into subsidizing his banksters with their pension money. I guess dicklessness has it’s advantages.
jcgrim commented on the blog post Sandusky’s TV Admissions Already Fit Legal Definition of Sex Crimes
Coaches do not shower with their athletes.
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