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textSEIU calls off Sacramento school strike at last minute, allowing all schools to reopen by Jonathan Burleigh (WSWS repost)
With less than two months left in the school year, scrapping the current distance learning plans and building new hybrid education models and work schedules from scratch is disastrous for public health, academics and family life. Over 90 percent of the union’s members had authorized the strike, demanding greater personal protective equipment (PPE) and accommodations for workers with young children at home....
Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:24AM
textThe Reproduction of Ignorance and Violence in America by Christina Hill
This article is about the reproduction of ignorance and violence toward minority communities in America through a sociological perspective. The focus is on the socialization of ignorance through public education, with a lack of cultural awareness and racial tolerance, public school funding inequalities, and a call to action for education reform....
Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:46PM
textSonoma County’s Institutional Responses to the Black Lives Matter Movement by Lilyana Pantoja
This piece is about Sonoma County's educational institution's reponse to the Black Lives Matter movement. It explains the movement and how it has affected a couple of educational institutions in the county. It brings to light what their steps are going forward after the movement's influence....
Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:25PM
textOakland Education Association attempts to defuse anger over reckless return to schools by Jonathan Burleigh (WSWS repost)
After pushing members to ratify their deal to resume in-person instruction, union leadership is now trying to restrain teachers’ opposition by declaring an impasse over negotiating schedules....
Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:51AM
textOnline events with Chomsky, Jeff Chang, Frida Berrigan & many others by Towards increasing Networking
Here are some 17 online events taking place over the coming month (and starting tomorrow, Wednesday, March 31), featuring people such as Noam Chomsky, Jeff Chang, Frida Berrigan, Hazel Henderson, Dave Zirin, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, and many others. These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada, Ireland, and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be in...
Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:55AM
textOakland schools set to reopen amid surge in pandemic by Jonathan Burleigh (WSWS repost)
After a narrow ratification of the Oakland Education Association’s sellout agreement to resume in-person instruction, teachers are facing a dangerous end to the school year....
Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:57PM
textSchool reopening deals approved in Los Angeles and Oakland as unions stifle opposition by Dan Conway (WSWS Repost)
Those who did vote in “favor” were told repeatedly by the unions that they had no choice but to vote for the agreements....
Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:25AM
textSF Judge Rules School District Must Vacate Renaming by Not to Be Missed
On March 18, 2021, Judge Ethan Schulman issued an Alternative Writ of Mandate in a lawsuit ordering the SF School District to either vacate the Board Resolution of January 26, 2021, the school renaming resolution, and dissolve the Renaming Committee, or show up in court on May 6, 2021 and explain why it has not complied with the order. See https://www.courthousenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/SFSchoolNaming-ORDER.pdf...
Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:04PM
textStarting Tonight (Sat): Online events w) Chomsky, McKibben, Frida Berrigan & many others by Towards increasing Networking
Here are some 17 online events taking place over the coming month (and starting tonight, Saturday, March 20), featuring people such as Noam Chomsky, Bill McKibben, Frida Berrigan, Thomas Piketty, Paul Mason, Hazel Henderson, and many others....
Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:01PM
textSan Francisco Bay Area school districts push to reopen schools by Angelo Perera (WSWS repost)
The ruling class and its political representatives are pushing to reopen schools before it is safe. Teachers and their earnest supporters in the Bay Area need to organize to oppose this....
Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:52AM
textHow the economic doctrine of salvation is changing education by Daniel Nuebold
Economy always takes place in social contexts - even more: It is itself a result of social contexts. In this respect, a discussion in the context of sociology, culture or politics is essential. However, this insight is already missing in academic economics....
Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:38AM
textCalifornia YIMBY Comms Director Lies About Berkeley Parks by ParkNonymous
Matthew Lewis, the Communications Director for the lobby group California YIMBY, has been spreading disinformation about available park space in Berkeley. The CAYIMBY Communications Director is messaging on social media for the purpose of riling public open against People's Park....
Posted: Mon Feb 1, 2021 4:23PM
textOpposition mounts to San Francisco school board approval of racialist renaming of schools by Renae Cassimeda (WSWS repost)
As educators across the US enter into struggle against the ruling class drive to reopen the schools, the renaming of schools based on the racialist falsification of history and attack on revolutionary figures such as Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln serves to divide the working class....
Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:04PM
textUC Students Remove Fence from People's Park by Writer
A group of UC students, and non-student allies, removed the fencing that the University of California had placed around a significant portion of People's Park. The panels of the fence were carried to Sproul Hall, and left as a message to the UC Regents not to build on People's Park...
Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:29PM
textSF School Board Pays for Renaming Empty Buildings by SF Taxpayer
Not to be outdone for contempt for education in this backward country, the San Francisco School Board wants to rename 44 empty schools, costing SF taxpayers thousands of dollars, while not spending the money necessary to provide in-house learning now. This mandates a restraining order! See https://www.sfexaminer.com/news/dozens-of-city-schools-to-get-new-names/...
Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:20PM
textUC Places Initial Fencing Around People's Park, More to Come by Anonymous Park Defender
January 19th, the day before Biden's inauguration in DC, the University of California at Berkeley has placed the initial fencing on People's Park. "Work is coming", said Kyle Gibson, the director of communications for UCB Capital Strategies (quoted speaking to Berkeleyside)....
Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:41PM
text45th Anniversary of UNA saved AIM by Quanah Brightman
Celebrate The 45th Anniversary of United Native Americans Saving AIM #January 25, 2020 #Globally #HistoricalVideo 45th Anniversary of UNA saving AIM https://youtu.be/ldfuwWYroPs...
Posted: Sat Jan 9, 2021 6:18PM
textPoverty forces Iraqi children out of school, into full-time work by Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra)
A family of seven rely on Kadhim Mohammed, aged 10, to make ends meet. He sorts through rubbish across Baghdad for more than ten hours a day and earns 7-10,000 IQD ($5-8) a day....
Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:01AM
textJournalism reeks of betrayal of democracy by M Klockner, B Druecke and J Steinbeiss
A "new normality" has taken root in our society. A climate of fear and severe, permanent encroachments on fundamental rights are shaping politics and social life. From the beginning of the pandemic, the media and politics have created a reality that almost treats the principles of democracy with contempt. These three articles are translated from the German in nachdenkseiten.de and Graswurzel Revolution....
Posted: Fri Dec 4, 2020 8:07AM
textThe Salish Sea Athenaeum by Salish Sea Athenaeum
The Salish Sea Athenaeum is now available in a new blog....
Posted: Mon Nov 9, 2020 7:14AM