Category Archives: poverty

Divide and Conquer: “This proposal would devastate retirees and their surviving spouses.”

Cities and state politicians have simply refused to pay their legally required pension obligations for decades. They have borrowed from and/or created bonds based on pension systems. By continued underfunding (theft by taking owed money and giving it to others) … Continue reading

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“O say can you see… ?” – Are our children being well educated or merely indoctrinated and trained?

“O say can you see… ?” Are our children in school being indoctrinated rather than well educated? Merely job trained for control and obedience? “It took 117 years from the time ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ was written in 1814 until … Continue reading

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Glen Brown: “We live in a country where public schools are for sale.”

Glen has much more to say. Glen Brown is a friend, poet, adjunct college instructor, retired high school teacher, and fellow blogger. Glen gives voice to many educational realities; he shares these in his blog and in other social networking … Continue reading

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TEACHERS – PUERTO RICO – WAGE THEFT – CHICAGO – PENSIONS – ILLINOIS – CALIFORNIA – etc.

While viewing John Oliver’s show about the financial onslaught in Puerto Rico by vulture capitalists such as hedge fund managers, crisis investors, giant banks and other economic slaughter masters, suddenly the words blurred. Instead of Puerto Rico, the words became … Continue reading

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Who is stealing from teachers? Sh-h-h. It’s a trade secret.

After several years of being made to seem like another crazy “conspiracy theory” by corporate media coverage of teacher pension theft, the pension theft pattern has emerged into the open. There can no longer be a conspiracy (secret plan of … Continue reading

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Perhaps President Obama would choose libraries instead of a mausoleum.

Libraries for the living seem much more valuable than a mausoleum for one past political leader. The Pyramid at Giza is indeed impressive. The dead guy who was in there must have been pretty important in his day. The President … Continue reading

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The Massacre of the Innocents in 2015-2016

History repeats itself, or it rhymes as some insist. Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago with its school closings, intentional bankrupting of the public school system, the school to prison pipeline, and its mass killings of innocent children repeats/rhymes with the Massacre of … Continue reading

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12 Public Education Memes from 2015

If a picture is worth a thousand words, memes attempt to add a few words to increase the thousand and thereby add even more meaning. Here are a dozen of the memes I created and used in my 2015 blog. … Continue reading

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Hungry school children, Rahm, hunger strikers, and so-called compromise

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) is playing a very sick power game. He claims to offer a public high school at Dyett for a year, but not the one the community wants and needs. His PR department has presented this … Continue reading

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Democrapublican (dehm – oh – CRAP – uhb – lick – an): Rahm Emanuel

Originally posted on Reclaim Reform:
Democrapublicans (dehm – oh – CRAP – uhb – lick – ans) Democrapublicans are the Democrats and Republicans who wave the flag of their party’s claimed platform of beliefs while enacting identical laws and edicts…

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