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Lean Production-Inside the Real War on Public Education | Jacobin

Lean Production-Inside the Real War on Public Education | Jacobin | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

By Will Johnson

 

"On September 10, nearly 30,000 Chicago teachers went on strike for the first time in 25 years. This was no mere breakdown in negotiations over wages or healthcare contributions. At issue, as many have noted, was the fundamental direction of public education. The Chicago teachers asserted themselves as the first institutional force to combat what’s often called the “business model” of education reform.

 

"Meanwhile, in Detroit, students and teachers returned to dramatically altered schools. Over the summer, Roy Roberts, the schools’ “emergency financial manager,” had unilaterally imposed a contract on the city’s teacher union allowing elementary school class sizes to jump from 25 to 40 students and high school classes to 61 students. These class size reforms were coupled with a ten percent pay cut for Detroit teachers.

 

"While Detroit’s example is extreme, increased workloads for decreased pay are what teachers around the country — including in Chicago— are experiencing to varying degrees as the business model of education reform gains traction with policy-makers. But stretching workers past their breaking point and increasing hours while gutting compensation is nothing new. The business model of education reform is an extension of a process called lean production that transformed the U.S. private sector in the 1980s and 90s. In education, just as in heavy manufacturing, the greatest damage done by lean production is not done at the bargaining table, but in the destruction of teachers’ working (and students’ learning) conditions."


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An infrequently encountered view on the current state of affairs in schools.

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This Short Seller Pressed ‘Tweet.’ Then the FBI Showed Up - Bloomberg

This Short Seller Pressed ‘Tweet.’ Then the FBI Showed Up - Bloomberg | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Cohodes’s posts were ‘threat to my life,’ says MiMedx’s Petit; rival sees overreach by the feds.
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#Amazon passes #Microsoft to become the 3rd-largest U.S. company

#Amazon passes #Microsoft to become the 3rd-largest U.S. company | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

Amazon’s market cap of $702.5 billion is above No. 4 Microsoft’s $699.2 billion, but still well below No. 2 Alphabet’s $745.5 billion.


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Amazon has knocked Microsoft off the podium to take over as the third-largest U.S. company by market cap.

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Understanding Mike Pence And His Relationship To Trump: 'His Public Role Is Fawning' : NPR

Understanding Mike Pence And His Relationship To Trump: 'His Public Role Is Fawning' : NPR | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Though President Trump ran as an outsider, New Yorker writer Jane Mayer describes his vice president as "the connective tissue" between Trump and the billionaire donors in the Republican party.
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Trump Administration Wants To Decide What Food SNAP Recipients Will Get : The Salt : NPR

Trump Administration Wants To Decide What Food SNAP Recipients Will Get : The Salt : NPR | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The proposed changes to food stamps, now called SNAP, would be drastic: About half the benefits would be boxed-up, nonperishable foods. Recipients would lose a lot of their ability to pick their food.
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Omarosa Is Right: Why President Pence Could Be More Terrifying Than Trump | Vanity Fair

Omarosa Is Right: Why President Pence Could Be More Terrifying Than Trump | Vanity Fair | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
“We would be begging for days of Trump back if Pence became president,” the former White House aide warned.
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This article is totally on target about Pence being owned by the Koch’s and wrapped up in fake self righteous armor. He plays aborted babies like a song to climb up the ladder to power. Trump is getting most of his orders from the Koch’s Heritage Foundation but at least he occasionally runs off track till they whip him in line with Pence and their other official pal tools.
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Trump unveils long-awaited infrastructure proposal

Trump unveils long-awaited infrastructure proposal | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Critics are already calling Trump's approach 'fake' for its lack of new revenue and because of its reliance on funding from local governments and private investors.
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Van Jones: US can't do basic stuff anymore - CNN Video

Van Jones: US can't do basic stuff anymore - CNN Video | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
CNN's Van Jones says the government is failing to do "basic stuff" such as approving a budget.
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OPEC's Oil Price Nightmare Is Coming True - Bloomberg

OPEC's Oil Price Nightmare Is Coming True - Bloomberg | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
U.S. shale production is surging on higher crude, now the fear is waning demand growth.
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Memes & Tweets Roasting Mike Pence During The Olympics Opening Ceremony

Memes & Tweets Roasting Mike Pence During The Olympics Opening Ceremony | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
On Friday night, NBC aired the intricately choreographed opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. In addition to all the pageantry, it also provided viewers with a reminder of precisely who's leading the American dele…
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Pennsylvania GOP lawmaker: Impeach justices for ruling against gerrymander scheme

Pennsylvania GOP lawmaker: Impeach justices for ruling against gerrymander scheme | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
This is a shocking and dangerous assault on the judiciary.
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Saudi Reforms Get a Boost From Google | Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Saudi Reforms Get a Boost From Google | Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Since Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced his intention to transform this country nearly two years ago, Saudis and foreigners alike have questioned whether he is serious or merely enjoying power. The time for doubt is over. Last week’s news that Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is in talks to build a tech hub in the kingdom is only the latest sign. Look for more such initiatives when the crown prince visits the U.S. in early March.
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House GOP Leaves Crucial Infant Health Care Program Out of Spending Bill

House GOP Leaves Crucial Infant Health Care Program Out of Spending Bill | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program, known as MIECHV, expired in September and is currently operating on leftover funds.
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Coalition deal reached in Germany

A grand coalition deal has been struck in Germany between Angela Merkel's CDU party and the SPD. Their leader, Martin Schulz has also announced that he wil

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The US is the world's second worst tax haven, say Tax Justice Networks ranking —

The US is the world's second worst tax haven, say Tax Justice Networks ranking — | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
US senator Sheldon Whitehouse didn’t hold back when talking about America’s role as laundering the world’s dirty money on Tuesday, Feb 6. “Our European partners are doing their part to combat crime facilitated by shell corporations. If we don’t soon follow suit, I fear we will risk losing our place as that city on a hill and beacon of justice,” he said at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

Last week, the US was ranked the world’s second worst jurisdiction for lack of financial transparency by the Tax Justice Network (TJN). The only more secretive country is Switzerland, according to the anti-corruption organization’s 2018 Financial Secrecy Index.

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To Fund US Infrastructure, Charge by the Mile, Not the Gallon

To Fund US Infrastructure, Charge by the Mile, Not the Gallon | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The gas tax is bad, and there's a better way forward.
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White House Budget Calls For Deep Cuts To HUD : NPR

White House Budget Calls For Deep Cuts To HUD : NPR | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The Trump administration wants to slash funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, including deep cuts to the federal housing subsidy known as Section 8.
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Consumer Protection Bureau To Lose Its Fangs Under Trump Administration's New Plan : NPR

Consumer Protection Bureau To Lose Its Fangs Under Trump Administration's New Plan : NPR | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The new head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is making the agency less aggressive in its mission. A new plan calls for it to fulfill "its statutory responsibilities, but go no further."
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Israel confirms downed jet was hit by Syrian antiaircraft fire

Israel confirms downed jet was hit by Syrian antiaircraft fire | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
It marks the first time Israel has lost a plane to enemy fire since 1982.
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Sen. Ron Wyden seeking admin records on Trump's sale of mansion to Russian - CNNPolitics

Sen. Ron Wyden seeking admin records on Trump's sale of mansion to Russian - CNNPolitics | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
A senator is asking the Treasury Department to turn over records of a lucrative real estate sale Donald Trump made to a Russian billionaire as the Senate Finance Committee looks into Trump's ties to Russians.
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OPEC's Oil Price Nightmare Is Coming True - Bloomberg

OPEC's Oil Price Nightmare Is Coming True - Bloomberg | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
U.S. shale production is surging on higher crude, now the fear is waning demand growth.
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Here is what is happening if you are lucky enough to have some investments... the more investments joy have had over the last decade the more lucky you are!
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Trump blocks release of Democratic Russia memo

Trump blocks release of Democratic Russia memo | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The White House said the memo contained sensitive and classified information.
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Democrats want to increase ACA subsidies in stabilization bill - 

Democrats want to increase ACA subsidies in stabilization bill -  | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
They're thinking bigger now that the individual mandate has been repealed.
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Trump supporters share the most “junk” news, conspiracy theories: study - Salon.com

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Democrats try to stop GOP-fueled Nevada recall - CNNPolitics

Democrats try to stop GOP-fueled Nevada recall - CNNPolitics | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Democrats are going to court in Nevada on Wednesday to try to stop a recall election that they fear could lead to new efforts to wipe out their majorities
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