Thursday, July 28, 2022

Nazi Education and De Santis of Florida


The Nazification of American Education

Henry Giroux 
July 22, 2022



The crisis of education in the United States presents not only a danger to American democracy, but also the ideological and structural foundations for the emergence of a fascist state. Florida's Ron DeSantis view of education as propaganda factories


Monday, July 18, 2022

CURMUDGUCATION: Christopher Rufo and the End of Public Education

CURMUDGUCATION: Christopher Rufo and the End of Public Education: This is going to be a long post, but I think it's an important one. We're seeing an escalation in education policy discussion goals,...

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Covid Funding and Schools in California

 I thought you would want to see this interesting story from



Sac City Unified received


$276,699,249.90  Covid relief funds.


That is $6,918.75 per student.  In addition to normal California funding. 


Thursday, July 14, 2022

Where Markets Don’t Go, Here’s How the State Can Step In

Where Markets Don’t Go, Here’s How the State Can Step In: Today on TAP: California Gov. Newsom announces that the state will make and distribute insulin at cost.

Millenials are Losing

 Dear millennials: back in the 1980s a lot of us worked like hell to try to stop the Reagan revolution. We failed. This may be our last chance to save American democracy and the American middle-class.

When my boomer generation was the same average age as your millennial generation is today, back in 1990, our generation held 21.3% of the nation’s wealth. Louise and I shared in that wealth; although we were still in our 30s, in 1990 we owned a profitable small business (our fourth) and a nice home in suburban Atlanta.

That was, in fact, the “American dream.” It was normal then. My dad (born 1928), who worked in a tool-and-die shop, was able to buy a house, a new car every two years, and take a two-week vacation every year because the middle class in America before Reagan had a pretty damn good life. He retired in the 1990s with a full pension that let him and my mom travel the world.

Your generation today, in contrast, is about the same number of people but holds only 4.6% of the nation’s wealth and, if you’re the same age I was in 1990, you’re most likely struggling to own a home, are deeply in debt, and find it nearly impossible to start a small business.

Yes, you read that right. Boomers in their 30s owned 21.3 of the nation’s wealth; Millennials in their 30s today own 4.6% of the nation’s wealth.

What happened?  In a word, Republicans.

George HW Bush was president that year, and you were probably just born around then: the millennial generation spans those born between 1981 and 1996. But we Boomers remember it well. 

First, GOP fat-cats came for your wages.

Those first two decades of the Reagan Revolution saw the first major attack on workers’ wages  since Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt passed the National Labor Relations Act, giving union members legal protection from physical and economic violence, way back in 1935.

Friday, July 08, 2022

Right Wing Seeks to Control k-12 Social Studies

 Right Wing Activists 


Right's new social studies plan vows to fight CRT, wokeness and the "overthrow of America"

"American Birthright" elevates Western civilization, pushes Christianity and rejects all talk of "social justice"


Particularly advanced in Florida and Texas, 

Wednesday, July 06, 2022

Recession at Internet Speed

Recession at Internet Speed: The Fed’s rapid tightening is making everyone price in recession. That’s bad for reversing the fragilities in our economy.
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