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Green Shadow Cabinet: Obama’s higher education plan will victimize students further

August 26, 2013

Prof. Kimberly King, Secretary of Education

On the morning of August 22nd, President Obama released a new plan that would actually decrease funding for higher education by tying it to so-called “performance” evaluations, cost-cutting efforts, decreased regulations, and would threaten students with financial aid cuts.

In what amounts to an extension of harsh neoliberal federal policies such as No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and Race to the Top (RTTT) that have led to the massive corporatization of k-12 public schools, including excessive standardized testing, an explosion of unregulated charter schools that take public dollars, and an increase in rates of college remediation while decreasing critical thinking skills coursework, President Obama’s new proposal essentially blames the victims of massive cuts to public education spending for raising tuition as state funding has been slashed.

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Root: What the Joe Paterno Scandal Proves About America

What the Joe Paterno Scandal Proves About America

By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee
As I write this commentary, Joe Paterno has been fired as Penn State football coach — effective immediately. Thousands of Penn State college students are in the streets, angry, sad, disillusioned, emotionally wrecked, overturning cars, and chanting Joe Paterno’s name.… Read more ...

Wayne Root: Why Does Obama Hate Small Business?

Why Does Obama Hate Small Business?

By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee and Author of “The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gold and Tax Cuts“The Conscience of a Libertarian”

I’ve started more than a dozen small businesses.… Read more ...

Wayne Root: ‘A Teachable Moment: How Obama Would Solve the NFL Labor Crisis’

Wayne Tackles Barry - Art by Lawrence Baird

By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee and Best-Selling Author of “The Conscience of a Libertarian”

Some are now suggesting that President Obama get involved in the NFL strike talks. I was his college classmate at Columbia University and have studied his political career for years. … Read more ...

Green Party launches College Greens

By Deborah Dupre’, Examiner.com, via GP.org:

Green Party U.S.A. is launching College Greens, the new nationwide network of college Green Party chapters.  

The Green Party aims to help all students, faculty members, alumni, and parents meet College Democrats’ and Young Republicans’ challenge by organizing a better, Greener option at schools.… Read more ...

The Village Voice interviews Reverend Billy

On one of the Village Voice’s blogs, Green Party candidate for mayor of New York City Reverend Billy Talen was interviewed.  It was a lengthy interview that covered the topics of the city council, term limits, Reverend Billy breaking up a “near riot,” and more.

Let’s say you’re taking your program to the city council, and says Christine Quinn says we have to make some adjustments here —

Yetta Kurlander is gonna overwhelm her in the Chelsea district, Christine sold her soul to the devil and I’m sorry, she’s got to go in the desert and pray for 40 days and 40 nights.

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