Category Archives: EDUCATION

Why the United States Is Destroying Its Education System

By Chris Hedges Truthdig The demonizing of teachers is another public relations feint, a way for corporations to deflect attention from the theft of some $17 billion in wages, savings and earnings among American workers and a landscape where one … Continue reading

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An Education In For-Profit Education: Infographic

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At Least We Still Can Go Broke

I got a letter today from Alan Grayson. I don’t think he’ll mind me publishing it here since he is running for Congress. But – I think CIO readers will find this fascinating. Dear Cheryl: Unless you’ve been living in … Continue reading

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6 Billion Ways – Accumulation by African Dispossession

6 Billion Ways – Accumulation by African Dispossession, By @Nishmadoshi, March 6, 2011, Political Dynamite This is the second in a series of reports by Political Dynamite writers from the 6 Billion Ways Conference on 5-6 March. The speakers in … Continue reading

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It’s the Inequality, Stupid

By Dave Gilson and Carolyn Perot Mother Jones A huge share of the nation’s economic growth over the past 30 years has gone to the top one-hundredth of one percent, who now make an average of $27 million per household. … Continue reading

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Who is more valuable: One hedge fund manager or one teacher?

By Robert Reich HUFFINGTON POST Last year, America’s top thirteen hedge-fund managers earned an average of $1 billion each. One of them took home $5 billion. Much of their income is taxed as capital gains — at 15 percent — … Continue reading

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Obama’s Big Budget Cut Proposals Target The Poor

By Arthur Delaney HUFFINGTON POST WASHINGTON — As Democrats and Republicans wrangle over fiscal austerity and the shape of the 2012 federal budget, the White House is targeting programs in the $4 trillion budget that benefit low-income Americans. It’s a … Continue reading

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For-Profit College Recruiters Taught To Use ‘Pain,’ ‘Fear,’ Internal Documents Show

By Chris Kirkham Huffington Post Newly-released internal training documents from several for-profit colleges illustrate a culture that encourages recruiters to increase enrollment by focusing on emotions such as “pain” and “fear” to attract low-income students who are struggling with adverse … Continue reading

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Gap Between Rich And Poor Named 8th Wonder Of The World

The Onion “It’s breathtaking,” said Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, a longtime champion and benefactor of the rift’s conservation. “After all we’ve been through in recent years, there’s no greater privilege than watching it grow bigger and bigger each day. … Continue reading

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Post Ethics

KAPLAN TARNISHES WASHINGTON POST LEGACY By Peter S. Goodman The Huffington Post Nearly four decades ago, the Washington Post found itself faced with the sort of agonizing decision that can define a reputation. The New York Times had begun printing … Continue reading

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