Urban America is in the cross-hairs of the Oligarchs, and a hostile corporate occupation is underway in the takeover of schools and the subjugation and containment of urban children in total compliance apartheid KIPP-notizing camps. This is the new eugenics, wherein reproductive sterilization has been replaced by a more nuanced psychological sterilization that leaves children as compliant as Seligman's dogs under the spell of his learned helplessness experiments.
The Mammoth One (photo by Erik Jacobs, NYTimes) did make news yesterday, although it was not news to anyone who knows of the Oligarchs' hostility to publicly-elected school boards (see Arne Duncan).
He [Christie] broke some new ground in saying that he planned to change New Jersey’s system of elected local school boards, though he did not say how. . . .
“They’ll be the next step,” he said. “Even for me there’s just so much you can swallow at one time.”Hard to believe, indeed. But we all have confidence in your appetite, Sir--if nothing else.