Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Speaking truth to racist 'ed-reformer' Tom Horne

"Problem posing education does not and cannot serve the interests of the oppressor" — Paulo Freire

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Texas Textbooks, Steve Poizner, and Gloria Romero. Could the 'Education Reformers' get any worse? Sadly, yes. Now, ed reformer and racist Arizona State Superindent of Public Instruction Tom Horne has banned ethnic studies with AB 2281 and is trying to ban Paulo Freire!

He joins the rest of his ilk in the Ed-Reform orbit...

Gubernatorial candidate and California Charter School Association (CCSA) founder Steve Poizner threatening to send the National Guard to the California border. Virginia's Governor creating "Celebrate Chattel Slavery Month." LAPU/Parent Revolution's Ben Austin getting appointed to the California Board of Education by fellow Ayn Rand/Milton Freidman acolyte Arnold Schwarzenegger. Textbooks in Texas now eschewing Thurgood Marshall and Cesar Chavez in favor of racist reactionaries like Newt Gingrich. American Indian Public Charter School and Green Dot Public [sic] Schools requiring "pledges" to capitalism. Teabaggers allowed to display open racism and homophobia towards members of Congress. DFER Charter-Voucher school cheerleader and hedge-fund manager Whitney Tilson being able to say things like "we need a lot more well-off, well-educated white folks" in public forums. Far right Democrats like Yolie Flores Aguilar, Inc. freely using the dubious segregationist phrase "school choice" from the Jim Crow era, while trying to eliminate Bilingual Education at LAUSD.


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