Fmr national press secretary to Bernie Sanders & co-host of The Bad Faith Podcast, Briahna Joy Gray, shares her thoughts on the American Family Plan only offering free community college.
By Natalie Wexler, Forbes If you want to be a teacher, it’s not enough to graduate from a teacher-training program. You also have to pass standardized exams to get your license. And newly released data reveal that over half of aspiring elementary teachers initially fail one of the […]
“It Takes a Police State to Raise a Child.” By Lenore Skenazy, Reason When 10 -year-old Braylin Harvey was picked up seven minutes late from his Chicago public school, the school called the Department of Child and Family Services to report a case of neglect. Two days later, […]
As of 2020, about 42.9 million Americans owed a collective $1.7 trillion in outstanding student loans — a crisis that touches families across the nation, particularly in communities of color. Some lawmakers have advocated for forgiving student debt to help those struggling to make ends meet. But critics […]
Journalist, Zaid Jilani, discusses young academics willingness to cancel conservative dissenters in academia.
This nails it. Tuition at America’s public universities has nearly tripled since 1990. With President Biden looking to ease the burden for some students, experts explain how federal financial aid programs can actually contribute to rising costs.
I’m glad to see someone with her level of fame bringing attention to this. By Jodi Gugliemi, People Paris Hilton is speaking out about abuse she alleges she endured at a Utah boarding school. Hilton, 39, appeared in a Utah court on Monday to testify against Provo Canyon […]
Keith & RJ Study claims vaccines saved 37 million lives mostly children over the past two decades, anti-vaxxers are growing, backlash to over-medicalization, the complexity of the immune system, a long history of human poisonings, paranoia and the American tradition, criticisms of scientism, SpaceX Starship SN9 explodes during […]
What was once mandatory is now forbidden, and what was once forbidden is now mandatory. It works the same way every time. For me, the issue is not the specific content of academic indoctrination as much as that academic indoctrination is happening in the first place. The kind […]
By Rod Dreher, The American Conservative Earlier this semester, Mark Crispin Miller, who teaches media studies at New York University, got in trouble because of something he was accused of saying in his class on propaganda. The academic free speech organization FIRE explains: In September, a class session […]
The New York Times Helped a Vindictive Teen Destroy a Classmate Who Uttered a Racial Slur When She Was 15
Social justice or mob justice inspired by moral panic? By Robby Soave, Reason Jimmy Galligan is an 18-year-old college freshman from Leesburg, Virginia. He may also be cancel culture’s Count of Monte Cristo. Some months ago, Galligan—who is biracial—posted a years’ old, three-second video of a white, female […]
About ten years ago, someone asked me why I was so strident in my opposition to “political correctness,” or what I have often described as “totalitarian humanism,” and which is now more commonly called “wokeness.” My response is that there are three basic reasons: 1) Anarchism is the […]
Being an anarchist, I have a natural morbid curiosity about the functioning of statecraft. I follow politics in the same way someone might drive very slowly past the scene of some horrific accident so as not to miss the sight of even one mangled limb. But perhaps even […]
Anarchist Paul Goodman taking on the educationists in 1966.
I view student loans as a government sponsored, operated, or protected loan-sharking operation that amounts to modern indentured servitude in practice. So I don’t really have any problem with student loan “debt forgiveness.” But it goes without saying that many college degrees are useless. By Jordan Davidson, The […]
The Mindcrime liberty show discusses education, schooling, and the classroom. Why is it that the classroom at all levels is the least criticized institution in society? Is it because college professors and teachers have cushy and high status jobs and want to protect their privilege? Are professors and […]
By Jonathan Newman, Intellectual Takeout Students are running out of reasons to pursue higher education. Here are four trends documented in recent articles: 1. Graduates have little to no improvement in critical thinking skills The Wall Street Journal reported on the troubling results of the College Learning Assessment Plus test […]
Some more pan-secessionist direct action. This is the equivalent of seminarians going on strike against the Church during the Middle Ages. Indigo Oliver, In These Times At the end of November, members of the Columbia University-Barnard College chapter of Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) launched a tuition strike […]
SJWs of the Right. This is nothing new. There were right-wing groups like this when I was an undergrad in the 80s. By Eleanor J. Bader, Truthout When President Donald Trump convened the White House Conference on American History in mid-September, he wowed attendees with news that he’d […]
Class-based politics is going to make a big comeback in the future given the trends that class relations and economic life generally are following. This doesn’t mean class politics will supersede political, cultural, or ethnic conflict. It will just be another ingredient in the mix. Regrettably, the rising […]
A Society in Revolt or Under Analysis? Investigating the Dialogue Between 19th-Century Anarchists and Sociologists
By Dana Williams Anarchism has not had a noticeable impact upon sociology. The two traditions diverged in their interest in society and their relationship to it. This paper contrasts the practitioners or thinkers of one tradition against the other. The analysis shows some strong antagonisms, many instances of […]
According to the data cited in this, “education” (which is really just a euphemism for social class) is becoming a greater fault line than race and gender. Who would’ve thought? Journalist, Zaid Jilani, weighs in on analysis of pre-election polls that show “Joe Biden gains among white voters […]
I don’t get why transracialism can’t be a thing. There is an infinite historical lineage for people leaving one tribe to join another or converting to a new religion. Anarchists, more than anyone else, should be embracing the right to be a transracial person. What would Stirner say? […]
Oh, please. What about all the kids who are homeschooled for their entire K-12 education and then go straight to college? By Dan Sinker Esquire “Are you muted?” The first thing my five-year-old learned in kindergarten, set up at a tiny desk in the corner of our dining […]
University of Wisconsin graduate student resigns from teaching role, admits she falsely claimed Black identity
Transracialism is apparently becoming a thing. So be it. By Kaelan Deese The Hill A University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) graduate student resigned from a teaching position after they admitted on social media to falsely claiming to be a person of color. CV Vitolo-Haddad apologized for the claims in […]
By Daniel Bessner The Nation The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed the glaring contradictions in American higher education. State research universities are preparing to decrease services in light of anticipated budget shortfalls as small liberal arts colleges teeter on the brink of financial ruin. Meanwhile, Ivy League and other […]
A study conducted by the Pew Research Center in 2006. Virtually all research on this topic shows that those who don’t vote are most likely to come from disadvantaged sectors and that they don’t vote because they know there is nothing in it for them. “Liberal democracy” is […]
Most people aren’t nuanced enough to recognize that systemic racism against black and brown people can exist in some sectors (like the economy and criminal justice), against white and Asian people in other sectors (like higher education) with both of these happening in the wider context of globalized […]
This article provides a pretty good overview of the actual role of ideology in higher education. Noam Chomsky created a minor stir sometime back when he argued that universities are actually “far-right” in reply to the usual complaints about universities being dominated by liberal and left ideologues. However, […]
Schools are essentially prisons for children and adolescents serving a 12-year sentence for the crime of having been born. Consequently, I would support the right of school kids to display any kind of flag they wish. An American flag, a Confederate flag, a Blue Lives Matter flag, a […]
Universities, corporations, tech companies, banks, and media conglomerates should all be considered agencies or branches of government, just like Congress or the Division of Motor Vehicles. The Bill of Rights should apply to all of these institutions and organizations. Un
James Lindsay on the theology of the new theocracy. The two most important things that are happening in the developed world at the present time are the re-feudalization of class relations and the growth of totalitarian humanism as the self-legitimating ideology of the rising ruling class. Just as […]
This is a great discussion.
The right-wing of the ruling class is fracturing. The neoliberal/neocon right clearly wants to purge the Trumpist insurgency within their own class.
This is an interesting discussion of education.
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley I have always been fascinated by secessionist movements. It goes back to my childhood love of maps, flags and geography. I use to spend hours poring over atlases and fixating on the strange autonomous zones that only existed […]
It wouldn’t personally bother me if we had schools named after serial killers like Ted Bundy or Jeffrey Dahmer, or famous gangsters like Al Capone or John Dillinger. In fact, I’d likely be in favor of it. But I understand the psychological and ideological reasons for this kind […]
No more pigs in Portland’s child prisons. By Eder Campuzano | The Oregonian/OregonLive Portland Public Schools will no longer have city police officers patrol the halls of its nine high schools, nor will the other two school districts inside Portland city limits. Portland Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero on Thursday […]
Fragmentation between the educationist and law enforcement wings of the managerial class. Interesting. By Ryan Faircloth Star Tribune Minneapolis Public Schools has severed its decadeslong relationship with the city’s police department in response to the death of George Floyd in police custody. The school board voted unanimously Tuesday […]
It seems like it would be best to just forget about the whole school thing for now.
Imagine that. The student loan industry is a nationalized, state-run industry functioning in collusion with the banksters and the educationist wing of the new clerisy. Not being dischargeable through bankruptcy, student loans are modern-day indentured servitude. No way they’re going to give up that win-win scenario for the […]
Another silver lining? By Sean Gabb The latest turn in an increasingly dull coverage of the Coronavirus panic is a proposed reopening of the schools. The Government wants them open as soon as possible for at least some of their students. The teaching unions are bleating that no […]
By Troy Southgate Tens of millions are labouring under the false impression that the current state of emergency is about to come to an end and that things will soon return to ‘normal’. If these people had paid more attention to history, rather than eagerly consuming anything which […]
It seems that most people even on the far left and far right have a limited perception and definition of what concepts like the “state,” “ruling class,” or “power elite” actually mean. It would also seem that we need a much more modernized and expansive definition of these […]
Teach your children well.
The educationist division of the new clerisy goes looting.
The current crisis hasn’t only produced bad things. It has also produced many good things: school cancelations, prisoner releases, reductions in pollution, fewer traffic accidents, the oil industry tanking, rising class consciousness, politicians increasingly exposed as petty tyrants and incompetent morons, pro-civil liberties protests, greater levels of mutual […]