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American Democracy Beyond Casino Capitalism and the Torture State | Truthout - 0 views

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    With all due respect to Charles Dickens, it appears to be the worst of times for public and higher education in America, if not democracy itself; public schools are increasingly viewed as a business and are prized above all for customer satisfaction and efficiency, while largely judged through the narrow lens of empirical accountability measures. When not functioning as an adjunct of corporate value or a potentially lucrative for-profit investment, public schools are reduced to containment centers, holding institutions designed to largely punish young people marginalized by race and class.
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t r u t h o u t | How to Replace the War System - 0 views

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    About the murderous rampage of US soldiers from the 5th Stryker Combat Brigade, who killed and dismembered Afghani civilians evidently "for sport," the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported on September 20, "Army officials have not disclosed a motive" for the outrage. Let me try.
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t r u t h o u t | Are Charter Schools Really Innovative? - 0 views

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    Official policy, not lack of educator imagination, not laziness, not union obstinacy, not anything else, is the main reason schools function very much as they did a century ago. Put the blame where it belongs.

    There are several reasons why most charters differ little or not at all from traditional public schools. Here are four:
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t r u t h o u t | Our Acute Case of Fiscal Madness - 0 views

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    In a flurry of blind panic and irrational exuberance, organizations from the European Central Bank to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development suddenly abandoned everything we had learned, at a bitter cost, about economics during recessions and decided that fiscal austerity was the way to go while the world was in the depths of a slump - indeed, many claimed that spending cuts would actually be expansionary.
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t r u t h o u t | Jon Stewart | Elizabeth Warren's Greatest Hits (video) - 0 views

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    Elizabeth Warren on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as compiled by MoveOn.org
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