Comments on: ‘Disaster capitalism’ at CPS http://www.newstips.org/2013/03/disaster-capitalism-at-cps/ Chicago Community Stories Thu, 03 Apr 2014 01:18:42 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.13 By: Curtis http://www.newstips.org/2013/03/disaster-capitalism-at-cps/comment-page-1/#comment-13275 Sat, 23 Mar 2013 18:24:36 +0000 http://www.newstips.org/?p=7034#comment-13275 Jane, it strikes me that Emanuel is taking the New Democrats’ indifference toward labor and their tilt toward business quite a bit further – to outright hostility to labor, to an offensive on labor, closer to Tea Party Republicans like Scott Walker than to the mainstream Republicans of the postwar period.

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By: DIane Durante http://www.newstips.org/2013/03/disaster-capitalism-at-cps/comment-page-1/#comment-13274 Sat, 23 Mar 2013 18:14:47 +0000 http://www.newstips.org/?p=7034#comment-13274 How bizzare it is that the relevance of class size is factored into ‘underutilization’ but not into ‘student achievement’?!

Thank you for your work, Curtis!

Diane

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By: Jane Averill http://www.newstips.org/2013/03/disaster-capitalism-at-cps/comment-page-1/#comment-13252 Sat, 23 Mar 2013 03:03:12 +0000 http://www.newstips.org/?p=7034#comment-13252 Thanks for this. The school closings make no sense at all if you look beyond the rhetoric. They only make sense in the context of overall privatization plans. I hadn’t thought about the ideology of the new Dems as a major factor – I only thought of greed. But yes it makes sense. Their self-righteousness is effective in winning liberals to their cause and thereby out-Republicanizing the Republicans who have been trying unsuccessfully for decades to privatize schools.

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By: Luis http://www.newstips.org/2013/03/disaster-capitalism-at-cps/comment-page-1/#comment-13019 Mon, 18 Mar 2013 19:23:36 +0000 http://www.newstips.org/?p=7034#comment-13019 For a comprehensive on what the corporate-state education reform agenda is all about, please take a read of this essay: http://www.scribd.com/doc/106337306/THE-CHICAGO-PUBLIC-SCHOOLS-ALLERGIC-TO-ACTIVISM

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