It's been a few months, but it's time to make massive blogs about stuff worth reading.
A mayor who wanted to privatize his school system would realize it couldn't be done in one swoop. There'd be too much opposition from parents and union teachers. A better plan would be to add charters slowly, and let them nibble off students from the traditional schools. Many of the regular schools would wither away, until closing them seemed only prudent.
The creeping transition to a charter school system has been going on for more than a decade now in Chicago. It's happening despite a lack of evidence that charters generally improve education.
More about Femen - and if you had any doubts about their dubious politics, now you'll know they're on the fascist side.
David Bacon critiques the film. Many have criticized it, but this one is the broadest I've read so far, and it gives you a good idea of what compromises were made to create the film.
A great read, but as always with vegan sermons, take with a grain of salt.
Note that this isn't just a suburban problem, since the suburbs are moving into the city. But the point is that racism in drug enforcement become racism in drug treatment; white addiction is treated as a health problem, while black and brown addiction are criminalized. Yellow addiction is almost entirely ignored - as it is by this story.
If you remember this band, they are putting up some free songs on the internet. If you miss the 90s, 4AD, and that whole low-fi alternative sound...
What was messed up was that I paid more attention because men were talking.
Fred Ho has passed on.
John Johnson has passed on.
It also affects overall wellbeing.
A predecessor to Monopoly.
Insight into how the large scale rental market works, even with rent control.
Acronym TV, a Youtube video show.
As a recent report by the Center for American Progress lays out, the “model minority” view masks real economic pain and hardship for large parts of the Asian-American and Pacific Islander community.
Of more than 14 different AAPI ethnic groups included in the study, all but three had poverty rates nearly equal to or higher than whites. Only three of the ethnic groups had per capita incomes higher than whites, underscoring that while AAPI individuals on average may earn more, these earnings have to spread over larger families who are in need.
Two articles about German rentals
Why do Germans rent way more than owning houses?Most Germans don’t buy their homes, they rent. Here’s whyIn World's Best-Run Economy, House Prices Keep Falling -- Because That's What House Prices Are Supposed To Do
Reveals how screwed up the war on drugs is.