"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Winter 2015 Los Angeles education politics roundup

Rather than an oppressive and manipulative engine for capitalist accumulation, schools should function as centers of creativity and imagination where an ethos of democratic life is grounded upon cultural inclusiveness, social justice and economic democracy.—Professor Antonia Darder

Tamar Galatzan and John Deasy discussing Eli Broad's latest plans to profit from the privatization of of public education title=

A few items discussing school board and other races happening in Los Angeles…

United Way Greater Los Angeles is the best public relations firm that Eli Broad has ever hired
Want the best turnout of candidates? Hold community, rather than corporate, LAUSD debate forums!
Statement on Gates and Broad Foundation funded United Way Greater Los Angeles running LAUSD forums
Occupy United Way!
NCTQ's LAUSD report's highly questionable veracity shows Bill Gates' pervasiveness and perniciousness
School Board and Other Local Races
Stop corporate charter school greed, stop Ref Rodriguez!
Corporate education reform privatizer Tamar Galatzan's greatest neoliberal hits at LAUSD
A reader asks about Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Community Coalition's education record
Look who is running for school board in Los Angeles: Filiberto Gonzalez
Antonio Villaraigosa: The Myth of The Progressive Mayor

Majored in Self-Colonization Studies, or hold a MA in Applied Respectability Politics? The Non-Profit Industrial Complex (NPIC) may have a job for you!

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