Category Archives: Musings and Questions

Unresolved

My new year’s resolution: to write more than one post in 2016. Advertisements

Posted in Musings and Questions, Uncategorized | Tagged | 1 Comment

Winter Storm Duncan misses Providence

US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was scheduled to visit Providence today and tomorrow.  His original plan was to visit for a breakfast celebrating the schools operated by United Providence, which I describe below.  Someone must have tipped him off … Continue reading

Posted in Musings and Questions | Leave a comment

The Future of Our Schools: Some Reflections

I was very excited to receive Lois Weiner’s new book, The Future of Our Schools: Teachers Unions and Social Justice, in the mail.  Here’s my review of it for Socialist Worker.  Read my review, then read the book.  Then, get … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Musings and Questions, Union Reform | 3 Comments

Education and Capitalism, part 1

This summer, the Coalition to Defend Public Education here in Rhode Island is holding a book discussion on the new book Education and Capitalism, published by Haymarket Books.  The discussion is taking place in five sessions—details on the discussions can … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Musings and Questions | Leave a comment

#ThankaCorporateEducationReformer

File this under “You Gotta Be F**king Kidding Me.” Well, folks, once again, it’s Teacher Depreciation Week in America.  Secretary of Education Arne Duncan seems to have learned a lesson from last year, when his open letter to teachers on … Continue reading

Posted in Musings and Questions | Leave a comment

The Great Helmsman’s Castaways

This story comes from the Chinese language program I’ve been attending these past two and a half weeks.  The program is part of the reason I’ve written less that I had hoped, but it should also provide some interesting material … Continue reading

Posted in Chronicles, Musings and Questions | Leave a comment

The Suburban Radical Blues

First of all, a shout out to all who came to yesterday’s excellent rally at City Hall! The Providence Journal covered it decently well, and the senior videographer of American Trotskyism caught it all on tape! My particular recommendation is … Continue reading

Posted in Musings and Questions | Leave a comment