Tag Archive for Education

Come and Meet Assembly Candidate Melissa Fox

I finally met Melissa last month at an event in Laguna Beach.  She has a lot of energy and ideas to help represent Assembly District 70.  Electing Melissa to this seat means we’ll get some real representation especially in the area of education where the current office holder values the Republican Party Line over the needs of the…

Right-Wingnuts Unhinged Over Obama Talking to Kids

UPDATE: Here’s the prepared text of the speech the president will deliver. Tim Rutten has an excellent OpEd in the LATimes today regarding the hysteria over the president’s planned Back to School address; Calls to boycott Obama’s speech to kids offer a disturbing lesson in paranoia. Rutten writes: While it long ago crossed the borders…

The Shock Doctrine hits Public Education

In Naomi Klein’s bestselling “The Shock Doctrine” we find the thesis that shocks have been used to push through unpopular free market decisions, mostly privatization and deregulation, generally against the will of the people but always to the advantage of large corporations, the wealthy upper class, and corrupt governments. Klein shows how conservative icon, Milton…

President’s Weekly Address: Overcoming America’s Challenges

From The White House Blog: The President recounts America’s great history of overcoming seemingly insurmountable challenges, and pledges to lead America in continuing that tradition. Focusing on creating a clean energy economy, comprehensive health reform, and revitalizing an education system in need of change, the President pledges not to leave these decades-old problems to yet…