Monday, October 22, 2012

PEJAM Education Forum with Glen Ford - Oct. 27, 2012

Glen Ford, the Executive Editor of The Black Agenda Report (, will speak this coming Saturday at the University of Minnesota in the Carlson Building on the West Bank Campus.  Ford will discuss the on-going attack on public education, carried out by politicians of both parties, championed by front groups with misleading names like “Students First,” and funded by billionaire philanthropists, hedge-fund managers, and corporate foundations. 

Ford has carefully detailed the history of the corporate reformers as they have carried out their neo-liberal agenda aimed at privatizing our system of public education.  This effort to put corporations in control of the almost $600 billion spent on public education in the United States has led the so-called reformers to justify their cause by cloaking it in the language of the Civil Rights Movement.  The privatization reforms are being carried out with the argument that “education is the Civil Rights issue of our time.”  By extension, the billionaires, hedge-fund managers, bankers, and CEOs are claiming the title of Civil Rights leaders!

This is not just a Republican led effort, as Glen Ford has pointed out,  “on education, Obama’s first term is Bush’s Third.”  Ford explains, “Obama has advanced the corporatization of the public schools beyond Bush’s wildest dreams, methodically constructing a national, parallel system of charter schools that, in practice, undermine and subvert the traditional public schools. In some places, they have replaced, or soon will replace, the public schools. The hedge funds and billionaires are ecstatic!”

Come to the PEJAM forum this Saturday to hear more from Glen Ford.  This forum will include a member of the Chicago Teachers’ Union to explain how the education reforms have played out in Chicago, and we will wrap up with a Q and A for both guests.

WHAT:  PEJAM Eduation Forum Featuring Glen Ford
WHEN:  Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012,  from 1 pm to 3 pm.
WHERE: Carlson Building on the West Bank Campus of the U of MN.


alex adam said...

Excellent ideas! The way you laid out this post made a lot of sense. You really helped me and this was exactly what I was looking for. You made it very easy for me to understand, and it greatly helped me out. I'm sure you'll reach so many people with what you've got to say.
Coursework Help | GCSE Coursework | Science Coursework | Statistics Coursework | Sociology Coursework | UK Coursework Writing | Research Paper Writing

gfive said...

Thanks for sharing, I will bookmark and be back again

Coursework Writing

free online masters dissertation said...

There are several things I canister make out just after reading your amazing object.

SEO said...

This is a great inspiring Article.I am pretty much pleased with your good Work.You put really very helpful information .
nehru jacket

Paper Writing Services said...

There Is Obviously a lot to know about this. I suppose you made Some Great points in the Feature also. Paper Writing Services
Thesis Paper Writing
Research Paper Writing
Letter Writing Services

Cheap Essay Writing said...

Absolutely unique and fine piece of information. I've never spent that much time reading before but this is really awesome. Cheap Essay Writing
Cheap Essays
Cheap Essay
Professional Essay Writing
College Essay Writing
Dissertation Writing Services
Thesis Writing Services

Airport Taxi said...

Good post, keep up the good work.
Airport Taxi

lelle sandy said...

cheap essays
Very impressive and informative thanks for the great post.

zachray taylor said...

custom essays
I loved the way you discuss the topic great work thanks for the share.

jacqueline fernandez said...

Social Media
I Really like this post very informative and knowledgeable thanks for the great post.

Tina brian said...

Thanx for sharing such useful post keep it up :)

Post a Comment