Tag Archives: poverty

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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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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Karen Lewis speaks truth to power: Excerpts about teacher wage theft and pension theft

Karen Lewis spoke at the City Club of Chicago today. Every word she had to say was vital and can be read in its entirety HERE on the Chicago Teachers Union page. Here are a few lines I have selected … Continue reading

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The Election of the Pope and Mike Madigan

Pope Francis was elected by a majority of the Cardinals of the Catholic Church. Mike Madigan, IL Speaker of the House for 30+ years, was re-elected Speaker by 100% of the Democratic representatives. 100%. In a state that declares itself … Continue reading

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Huh? “Preparing students to successfully compete in today’s world marketplace.”

High stakes testing, CCSS, charter schools, etc. have the stated mission of “preparing students to successfully compete in today’s world marketplace.” This is insanity. This is destructive for the child and the nation. John Goodland discusses this in his Educational … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol, 1843 – Education Today

Originally posted on Reclaim Reform:
In 1843 Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol which speaks to an identical issue we face today. “This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want (Poverty). Beware them both… but most of all beware this…

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The Spirit of Christmas Present: Children versus Corporate Greed

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“One major theme in A Christmas Carol was rooted in Charles Dickens’ observations of the plight of the children of London’s poor. In 1839 it was estimated that nearly half of all funerals in London…

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A Christmas Carol and President Obama

Why did Charles Dickens write A Christmas Carol in 1843? Dickens visited Field Lane Ragged School in London. “Field Lane and similar schools left Dickens completely appalled. Like the treadmill (which was attached to nothing and served no purpose except … Continue reading

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