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textCA State Supt. Thurmond Making Nice With The Charters & Privatizers by repost
State Superintendent of Public Instruction who was elected by the support of the CTA, CFT and labor with Governor Newsom appointed charter advocates, privatizers and union busters to a board to investigate the role of charters. He talks about his acceptance of charters in an interview. His pro-privatization appointments of California Charter Authorization Professionals (CCAP) California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) Green Dot Charter Schools Stephanie Medrano Farland, Consultant, Colla...
Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:27AM
textPro-War S.F. School Board Intends to Destroy Arnautoff mural by Abolish J.R.O.T.C.
The pro-war San Francisco Unified School District's Reflection and Action Working Group voted 12 to 1 to destroy Victor Arnautoff's outstanding, realistic historical mural at Washington High School in the name of promoting SFUSD values, which values certainly include their promotion of the military in our public schools known as Junior Reserve Officer Training or J.R.O.T.C., which has been protested over the years to no avail....
Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 12:04AM
textImplicit Biases Installation by Sarah Khosla
Hi All! I'm Sarah Khosla, a student doing her thesis and I'm in need of some voices for my topic!...
Posted: Wed Apr 3, 2019 7:28PM
textIs Capitalism Digging its Own Grave? by Felix Pacheco
Capitalism was a progressive force that developed from the death throes of Feudalism., and has progressed to a retrogressive force and will by necessity die and give way to a new socioeconomic system....
Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:15PM
textIslamophobia and Hate at UCSC in Light of the NZ Terrorist Attack by End Racism at UCSC
I am one of the students that was called a “terrorist” among other terrible things by a BSOE professor on countless occasions due to my appearance and Palestinian, Muslim heritage. Right at the top, I want to express my deepest gratitude to those who signed the petition demanding UCSC take action in this matter. Your support has given both the other complainant and I tremendous inner-strength. It has helped me claw back some of my humanity, and I genuinely cannot thank you enough....
Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:43PM
textOakland students oppose sellout of teachers strike, plan to continue fight by Genevieve Leigh and Kayla Costa (WSWS Repost)
To defend public education, Oakland students are organizing to fight back against the union sellout of the recent teacher strike....
Posted: Wed Mar 6, 2019 10:43PM
textOakland, California school board passes devastating budget cut following union sellout by Evan Blake and Gabriel Black (WSWS Repost)
The entire experience of the strike demonstrates that the greatest obstacle to the unity of all teachers, parents and students are the unions themselves, which do not “represent” teachers but are the tools of the corporate and political establishment and its relentless drive to cash in from the destruction of public education....
Posted: Tue Mar 5, 2019 5:11AM
textUnion pushes contract in effort to shutdown Oakland teachers’ strike by Joseph Santolan (WSWS excerpt and link))
Vote “no” on sell-out agreement!...
Posted: Fri Mar 1, 2019 11:28PM
textUnions, Democrats rush to end strike by Joseph Santolan (WSWS Repost)
The OEA and CTA are preparing to sell out the Oakland teachers strike. To prevent this betrayal, teachers must form rank-and-file strike committees to take the conduct of the strike and negotiations out of the hands of the unions....
Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:35PM
textGrowing calls for nation-wide struggle by Joseph Santolan (WSWS Repost)
The attack on public education is part of the broader onslaught against the rights and living standards of the working class across the United States and around the world. It is this global attack that produced the series of teachers strikes across the United States. The only way in which the striking teachers can carry out their fight to defend public education is by forming rank-and-file committees independent of the union and building for a nationwide strike....
Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:44PM
textWhy is there no strike pay for Oakland teachers? by Jonathan Burleigh (WSWS Repost)
Historically, the provision of strike pay was one of the elemental tasks of unions. The Oakland Education Association, however, is not providing a penny in strike benefits to the embattled teachers even though union dues are regularly deducted from their paychecks....
Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:34PM
textRadio in Petaluma: The “End” of Radio by Hong Jae Yu
Our group's findings while investigating Radio listener rates in Petaluma....
Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:47PM
textYour Responsibility to Climate Change by Felix Pacheco
What we have is a rogue economic system that threatens the future quality of our natural environment and our survival. We have no choice but to fight against extinction....
Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:52AM
textAre Social Justice discussions taboo to the majority? by Jennifer Quick
Outside of the professors at Sonoma State University that teach Sociology, it has become evident that the majority of all other professors of different majors do not like to have direct, personal conversations about Social Justice issues. Is this the norm for the population outside of a University campus, and if so- we must ask our community, why?...
Posted: Sun Dec 2, 2018 9:08PM
textDepartment of Justice Gives Green Light to Laureate Education to Continue Corruption by Dahn Shaulis
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has decided to close its corruption case against Laureate International Universities. This action will embolden Laureate as it continues to profit from colleges in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Brazil and other countries with questionable human rights records....
Posted: Sat Dec 1, 2018 2:18PM
textUC Berkeley to close People's Park restroom by Preserve People's Park
According to a Berkeley city government document, the University of California is planning on closing the People's Park restroom "in the very near future", as part of the first phase of its development plan....
Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:59PM
text"We Live in a Time of Counter-Enlightenment" by Rainer Mausfeld
In the past decades, democracy was undermined in an unparalleled way. Democracy was replaced by the illusion of democracy, free public debate by the management of opinion and indignation and the key ideal of come-of-age citizens by the ideal of politically apathetic consumers....
Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:39PM
textAddendum: Benjamin Tucker American Mutualist: Tucker Did Not Advocate Voting in Businesses by Nicholas Evans
This series is supposed to present the ideas of Tucker in an accurate fashion. So this article will focus on how Tucker himself intended businesses to be operated....
Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:49PM
textPeople's Park Needs to Serve Students by Craig Louis Stehr
The Berkeley community needs to face reality, which is that People's Park has lived out its present incarnation, and a new life benefitting the students who actually have a need to be there is now primary....
Posted: Fri Aug 3, 2018 4:19AM
textNew Student Loan Rule Sides with For-Profit Colleges by Lydia Andrews
This week the US Department of Education proposed new student "borrower defense" rules....
Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:18AM