Tag Archives: trends in American education

Bill Nye to battle Ken Ham in epic Flintstone Face-off

If you’ve read this site for any length of time, you likely know how I feel about Ken Ham, the Australian ex-patriot (and accomplished charlatan) behind the evangelical anti-science group, Answers in Genesis, and Kentucky’s monument to stupidity, which he and his disciples refer to as the Creationism Museum. Well, I know that I’ve said […]

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Governor Snyder’s office and corporate interests conspire in “secret work group” to bring voucher system to Michigan K-12 education

In November, I told you about an attempt on the part of the Michigan Republicans to create a parallel, for-profit education system, right alongside the Michigan public school system, unanswerable to anyone, save for an appointee of the Governor. Well, according to a report in yesterday’s Detroit News, things are progressing quickly thanks to the […]

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50 Detroit high school students suspended for having the audacity to demand “An Education”

The following story, regarding a student protest at Detroit’s Frederick Douglass Academy, which resulted in the suspension of 50 students on Thursday, ran yesterday on FOX 2 News. When asked by the Detroit Free Press why he was marching in front of the school, senior Tevin Hill said, “Right now, I’m not going to be […]

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Derrick Jensen on the necessity of armed revolution, the futility of conservation, and the inherent violence of science

A few nights ago, as a part of Eastern Michigan University’s weeklong “Activism and Education” festivities, noted author and environmental activist Derrick Jensen addressed students and members of the Ypsilanti community at Pease Auditorium. What follow are my very rough notes. As I spent half my time mopping sweat from my red, wrinkled brow, I’m […]

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CEOs running our schools… what could possibly go wrong?

If you’ll recall, a couple of weeks ago I posted some video here of State Senator Rebekah Warren commenting on Governor Rick Snyder’s Emergency Financial Manager Act. Warren noted, among other things, that there was no requirement that those emergency financial managers deployed to take over our State’s failing school systems have any background in […]

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