The A Bomb

The first day I went to school was September 5, 1945.  On that day, I walked about a mile to the East Natick Elementary School in Massachusetts.  Three days earlier, on September 2, Japan surrendered and World II came to an end.  But on July 16, the first atomic bomb was detonated in New Mexico, and […]

Jeb! 2016 & the Web of Influence Peddling

Latest Story Yesterday, Jeb Bush announced his candidacy for President under the logo Jeb!2016.  Then today, Donald Trump, from a basement in one of his buildings in NYC, announced that he is running for President! Is his logo The Donald!2016?  Can it get any worse? But Trump aside, I want to focus on the idea of influence peddling by […]

Jeb! Is Running: From What?

Latest Story Jeb! Is Running: From What? On this blog I wrote several articles about influence peddling and the role played by wealthy philanthropists such as Bill Gates, “former” politicians such as Jeb Bush, and reformists organization such as Achieve, The Fordham Foundation, and Teach for America. Jeb!, the 11th Republican to announce a candidacy […]

Is Georgia’s Opportunity School District Plan Immoral?

Latest Story Is Georgia’s Opportunity School District Immoral? From The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, President of the North Carolina NAACP, came a letter from The Nation that I think is crucial as we act on recent actions by the Georgia Legislature and Governor. The Governor of Georgia, with the backing of both Democrats and […]

Michelle Rhee’s legacy

Latest Story: Reblogged from Mathbabe Michelle Rhee’s legacy Dr. O’Neil provides important comparisons between the Atlanta cheating scandal and the cheating scandal in Washington, D.C. under Michelle Rhee. The difference was the scandal in D.C. was buried. Originally posted on mathbabe: Lately, as background research for my book, I’ve been looking into the 2008 cheating […]