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The Progressive Magazine selected 12 blogger/journalists from around the country to contribute to The Progressive website on a regular basis. I was fortunate enough to be one of the Fellows selected.
At the Network for Pubic Education conference held in Raleigh, NC the weekend of April 20th, we had a session on stories of what is happening around the country.
I was honored to be a part of this panel.
To follow are the stories that we talked about:
To view more of the panels, go to School House Live.
“If you’re to be called a communist every time you stand up for basic American rights and freedoms, what’s likely to happen? Will you be silent? And if so, is this what the House Committee on Un-American Activities is really after — a silent, submissive, un-protesting America?”
To read more, click the image below.
In response to "School choice is great!"
Answer: "Public education is crucial and much better than charters. Charter schools destroy public education."
Dollarocracy: How the money and media election complex is destroying America
By John Nichols and Robert McChesney
From the Preface:
Carter declared-as the planet's most famous election observer- that '“We have one of the worst election processes in the world right here in the United States of America, and it’s almost entirely because of the excessive influx of money."
Click the image to see their interview with Bill Moyers.