Archive for April 5th, 2011

April 5th, 2011 - 8:11 pm § in America

MLK Park Labor Rally Celebrates King’s Legacy

Some 150 activists congregated Monday evening to hear speakers and music commemorating the legacy of civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. RiseUp Productions' People's Sound System ensured that every word was heard, loud and proud, echoing from the walls of the amphitheatre-shaped par[...]

April 5th, 2011 - 2:15 pm § in America, Hypocrisy

To Paraphrase Reagan, “Governor LePage: put back that mural!”

WASHINGTON — The federal government is stepping into the labor mural controversy in Maine, demanding that the state either put the artwork back up at the Department of Labor or repay the cost of the mural.   In a letter first obtained by the Associated Press, Gay Gilbert, a senior U.S. La[...]

April 5th, 2011 - 11:00 am § in Misc., Politics, Schools & Colleges

UPDATE: Why WGU pay puts WGU’s Mendenhall near the top of presidents of elite private universitiies

I found an article in the Deseret News from 2008/  The article notes that President Mendenhall’s salary far exceeds those of other college presidents in Utah. UPDATE, originally posted on Mar 30, 2011 William A. Sederburg, Utah’s commissioner of higher education, told the Deseret News t[...]

April 5th, 2011 - 10:29 am § in Uncategorized

We need privacy of conversation .. in text, twit, or talk!

Peter Wood and Peter Lake  from the Chronicle  Point: The Public Has a Right to Know By Peter Wood The (Republican  request for (aculty emails) has been widely interpreted as a political reprisal, and I see no reason to disagree. A week later, a conservative-leaning think tank sent a similar [...]

April 5th, 2011 - 10:17 am § in Schools & Colleges

Online Educators Wary of U.S. Rule on ‘State Authorization’ of Programs

from Inside Higher Ed.Colleges that offer online programs to students in multiple states have been told that if they do not show a “good faith” effort to comply with various state rules governing higher ed by the beginning of July, they could lose their eligibility for federal student ai[...]

April 5th, 2011 - 10:00 am § in America, Hypocrisy

Governor LePage can’t erase history

“Maine Governor Paul LePage has ordered state workers to remove from the state labor department a 36-foot mural depicting the state’s labor history. Among other things the mural illustrates the 1937 shoe mill strike in Auburn and Lewiston. It also features the iconic “Rosie the Riveter,”[...]

April 5th, 2011 - 9:16 am § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Schools & Colleges, Science

The Republican ignorance agenda

Robin Lakoff, from Berkeley Blog Conservative Republicans have been very busy lately making inroads into teaching and learning at all levels — a curious program, especially at a time when more serious voices have been urging America to strengthen its investment in science and technology in order t[...]

April 5th, 2011 - 8:12 am § in Misc., Schools & Colleges

Lowry, Smith and Flynn .. in support of WGU

From Flynn’s Harp, blog by former publisher of the Puget Sound Business Journal. Thousands of low-income students who will graduate from high school in Washington State in 2012 expecting the state to fulfill a promise to make a free college education available to them represent a looming crisi[...]

April 5th, 2011 - 6:29 am § in Misc., UW

Could the UW become WGU?

We already have a model that shows us what will happen as we privatize the UW and its sister elite public schools …. That model is the Seattle Public Schools. With the best of intentions, the progressive community has created a school system perceived by our city’s liberal and literate c[...]

April 5th, 2011 - 6:04 am § in America

Farrakhan stands by Gaddafi

Warning that destruction could be on America’s doorstep because it oppresses “God’s chosen people,” Minister Louis Farrakhan, the controversial Nation of Islam leader, defended Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi today, calling the U.S. action in Libya hypocrisy. Speaking from the pulpit o[...]