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By means of this interface it should be possible to share important info in a more structured manner than is possible within twitter or facebook.

But to make it worth our while we need some paticipants of Occupy Colleges Groups to start building their one pearls like par example òr . We will see an explosion of occupy colleges websites and we will need a tool to access all info containted in a more structured manner. In order to prevent a too closed garden approach i suggest pearltrees. One point i like to emphasise , though this looks like a static collection of links it's full power as a realtime STRUCTURED RSS-feed only becomes apperent after you start following a pearl of your interest , hence after subsribtion
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Campus uncut ( @campusuncut ) Occupy On Campus — Building a National Database. As the spring semester gets underway, I’ll be launching a major new project — a national database of campus Occupy projects. The database will include links to each occupation’s social media presence, as well as to press coverage of their work. To start with, I’ll be concentrating on Occupy groups that have established campus occupations lasting for at least one overnight, though I’m interested in hearing about all other groups as well. So far, I’ve compiled a list of seventeen campus occupations in twelve states from the fall semester, though I know I’m missing more. If you have Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, or blog info for any of the campus occupations listed below, or if you know of occupations not on this list, please let me know. The database will be going live within a week. California: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UCLA, Humboldt State, San Francisco State Idaho: Idaho State Illinois: Illinois State Iowa: Iowa State Massachusetts: Harvard, Boston University New Hampshire: Dartmouth Like this:

New Map of 2011-12 Campus Occupations. What you see below is the first step toward a comprehensive interactive map of all American campus occupations during the 2011-12 academic year. It’s not close to done — I’ve got a lot more data to add, for starters — but it’s a beginning. Fall 2011 occupations are marked in yellow. Spring 2012 (most of which aren’t on the map yet) are in blue. Occupations that saw arrests or other police violence are in red. Each marker contains at least one link to the occupiers’ blog/Twitter/Facebook info and/or to media coverage of the action. If you have info about occupations not listed here, or more data about occupations that ARE listed, please share. Like this: Like Loading... Essay on why Occupy movement disrupts speakers on campus. Colleges and universities increasingly face tough decisions regarding how to deal with manifestations of the growing Occupy movement on their campuses.

We are all now well aware of the intense negative press the University of California at Davis and its chancellor, Linda Katehi, received after a group of peacefully seated protesters were pepper-sprayed by a campus police officer. Since then, new incidents have made headlines: Students associated with the Occupy movement have been disrupting public presentations by academics, activists, and politicians (most of whom identify as conservative).

The protesters delivered messages or rebuttals to the person on stage using a practice called "the human microphone. " The human microphone amplifies a speaker’s voice by having many people repeat the speaker's words in unison. The speaker initiates the practice by calling out "mic check" and the speaker’s fellow protestors demonstrate that they are ready to act by repeating "mic check. " Why Is Congress Redlining Our Schools? Redlining was the once-common practice in which banks would draw a red line on a map—often along a natural barrier like a highway or river—to designate neighborhoods where they would not invest. Stigmatized and denied access to loans and other resources, redlined communities, populated by African-Americans and other people of color, often became places that lacked businesses, jobs, grocery stores and other services, and thus could not retain a thriving middle class.

Redlining produced and reinforced a vicious cycle of decline for which residents themselves were typically blamed. About the Author Linda Darling-Hammond Linda Darling-Hammond is Charles E. Also by the Author With the nation's public education system under siege, the need for qualified teachers who are committed to creating exciting and empowering schools is more urgent than ever.

Forget quick fixes. Today a new form of redlining is emerging. It’s not as though we don’t know what works. How Educational Redlining Works. UMass Amherst Occupy protest resembles Irvine case. When a group of University of California at Irvine students carried out a planned disruption of a campus speech by the Israeli ambassador to the United States in February 2010, not only did the university suspend the Muslim Student Union, which organized the protest, but 10 of the 11 students arrested that day were ultimately found guilty of misdemeanors in an Orange County court – for conspiring to disrupt a public speech, and disrupting it, in effect censoring the speaker.

After the students were found guilty in September, some speculated that the whole episode would have a chilling effect on campuses and those who protest there. Others have worried about the tactic of repeatedly heckling a campus speaker, seeing such an approach as antithetical to the free exchange of ideas in higher education. But an Amherst spokesman says that while judgment calls are inevitable in responding to different protest situations, the goal is never to make arrests. Andrew S. Teachers Protest, NYPD Officers Don Riot Helmets | Political Media. This morning I attended an event at Washington Irving High School, in Manhattan’s Gramercy neighborhood, to protest the proposed closing of the school. Gregg Lundahl, the United Federation of Teachers chapter leader at Irving, lead teachers and students in chants that highlighted the increased income inequality that results from closing public high schools. The 50 or so participants marched up the block on sleepy Irving Street, then down the block, staying on the sidewalk the entire time.

And across the street, the NYPD put on their riot helmets. Now, there weren’t many police in riot helmets. Police departments across the country are becoming increasingly militarized. Why were there police there at all? Organizers of the event are calling for a massive public showing on January 31st at 6:30 at Brooklyn Tech to defend Washington Irving against the city’s proposed shut-down. Comments. Occupy california. Lawrence Lessig Extended Interview Pt. 1 - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - 12/13. This Week In Occupy: Nov. 28th - Dec. 4th. How the UC Regents Spin Public Funds into Private Profit. “As universities become glorified vocational schools for corporations they adopt values and operating techniques of the corporations they serve.” – Chris Hedges (Empire of Illusion, 2009) This piece has been republished by The Berkeley Daily Planet.

A version of it also ran in the Sacramento News & Review, Santa Cruz Weekly, North Bay Bohemian, and the SF Public Press. Analysis from California Watch, The Aggie, Huffington Post, KCSB Radio, SFBG, The Daily Nexus and more. The story has been nominated for a Project Censored Award and has won the SPJ Northern California Chapter's James Madison Freedom of Information Award for Journalism. It was also a finalist for an Investigative Reporters and Editors award.

Part One: The Investor's Club - Published below. Introduction and overview of the 8-part investigation. See Part Two: The Smell Test How to tell the difference between a conflict of interest and a coincidence. See Part Three: The Regents' Club See Part Four: Seven Private Equity Deals. Silent Majority: California's War on its Students.

John Thompson: Diane Ravitch and the History That "Reformers" Do Not Know. Diane Ravitch has again done the seemingly impossible. She prompted Education Sector's Kevin Carey to take a glance at the history of education. Even so, Carey's piece in The New Republic, "The Dissenter," indicates that he did not read carefully. Carey wrote that Ravitch "left a polarized history profession in her wake," as if she did not enter the field at a time when traditional historians were under siege. During the sixties, history was dominated by class-based analyses of theories on the oppressiveness of various power structures. History was dominated by genres, ranging from the New Social History to the various Marxist schools of thought, that sought evidence for or against ideological orthodoxies.

Too many fell under the umbrella of "history with the people left out. " Ravitch dissented and wrote richer, eclectic narratives on a broader canvass. Carey concludes, "the most consistent thing about Ravitch has been her desire to be heard. " The roots of the UC-Davis pepper-spraying. Matthew Noah Smith: Open Letter to Chancellors and Presidents of American Universities and Colleges -- From Your Faculty.

This letter has been co-signed by 1,200 university faculty and counting. We have witnessed, over the past two months, police departments using significant amounts of force against individuals peacefully participating in the Occupy movement. But during the week of November 13-19, there was an astonishing escalation of the violence used by municipal police departments against non-violent protesters. We hoped that even as politicians and municipal police violently responded to the Occupy movement, college and university campuses would remain safe locations for non-violent political dissent.

But that has not been the case. In particular, we are concerned with the actions by police associated with two University of California campuses. We condemn this and any deployment of violence by university officials against members of the university community who are non-violently expressing their political views. Cshirky: UC Davis head Katehi also... Occupy Colleges. OccupyColleges (@OccupyColleges) sur Twitter. Occupy Colleges. Consensus on the National Student Day of Action. Views: Why Occupy Colleges? At noon Wednesday, thousands of college students from at least 75 colleges walked out of class as part of Occupy Colleges, which is the collegiate version of Occupy Wall Street.

Students are angry and they want to show their support for the 99 percent of American citizens whom they feel are being ignored by our political leaders and fleeced by Wall Street. Given the Arab Spring and the unrest caused by the youth in these countries, is it surprising that America could be on the brink of a College Fall? They are angry about the debt that many of them must obtain to go to college and that their employment opportunities look vastly different from the way they did in the fall of 2007. They are stunned by the lack of economic progress over the last three years. Certainly a freshman in the fall of 2008, when Lehman Brothers failed, thought that things would be fixed by the time he graduated from college.

In 2009, the average college debt for a graduating senior with debt was $24,000. Nought 101 » Where are the college occupiers? Occupy Wall Street’s academic affiliate, Occupy Colleges, is slow to catch on in Vermont. But then, the notion of “occupying” seems to be at odds with “walking out of class,” the inaugural activity promoted by Occupy Colleges. Of the 75 schools across the country listed in the Occupy Colleges initiative, Champlain College was the only Vermont entry. Students there had the best of both worlds Wednesday: At noon they walked out of class (about 15 minutes before the period ended), and then they occupied the Hauke Courtyard during the lunch hour, chanting slogans and discussing the issues raised by the Wall Street protesters. UVM students appear to be a bit behind the curve, but perhaps not for long. What issues might unite Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Colleges?

That’s for students to figure out, but there’s no doubt that many colleges are heavily invested in Wall Street and that executive compensation is an easy target in both venues. Occupy Student Debt Campaign. @StdntDebtPledge sur Twitter. Chaîne de StudentDebtCampaign. The Official Occupy Graduation Website. Occupygraduation (@occupygrad) sur Twitter. Occupyhigh. OccupyHigh (@OccupyHigh) sur Twitter. Occupy High. #TheActionProject - HS Students Changing Public Education. 'Children's Brigade' Joins Occupy Wall Street On Two-Month Anniversary. NEW YORK -- As college students took center stage at a Tuesday afternoon Union Square rally on Occupy Wall Street's two-month anniversary, a smaller but equally loud group of younger protesters refused to miss out on the action. "We have power, we have friends, nothing will stop us, we fight till the end! " hollered Patrick Inosanto, a 10-year-old fifth grader at Brooklyn's P.S. 261.

Inosanto was dwarfed by the throngs of protesters he marched with -- but they repeated his chants and amplified his cheers through the people's mic. Inosanto's group calls itself the "children's brigade," after a similar protest action in Oakland, Calif. It is part of the 99% School, according to the group's spokeswoman Rivka Gewirtz Little, a movement started on Oct. 3 by parents in East Harlem that works in support of Occupy Wall Street by holding teach-ins for children and families. Torres and her colleague Brian Jones brought several students on the march, about a mile-long stretch. Kids Speak At Occupy Wall Street. Video - Breaking News Videos from D.C. schools: charter or public? - The Root DC Live.

Last week, I was talking to a couple planning to leave a D.C. charter school. They liked the school well enough. But the commute — from home, to school, to work — had reached two hours a day. Prekindergarten student Allondra Villegas-Martinez, 3, reads the book One Lonely Sea Horse to her classmate Wilber Vigil, 4 at Powell Elementary School in Washington, D.C. on October 25, 2011. (Marvin Joseph - WASHINGTON POST) As the couple waited to close on a house in Virginia, they knew they would miss the District.

But they looked forward to walking to their neighborhood school. I thought about this family while digging into the new $100,000 study of D.C. schools sponsored by the charitable arm of Wal-Mart. Given that there is already a network of neighborhood schools that is publicly owned, I can’t think of a more circuitous route to getting to better schools in every neighborhood. In general, I think it’s bad policy to open or close schools based on test scores. It’s about quality of life. It's Not Just About Lighter Backpacks. When Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski spoke at the first ever "Digital Learning Day" this Wednesday and pushed schools to get digital textbooks in students' hands within five years, it marked a vital recognition that technology can help us re-imagine teaching and learning.

But during Super Bowl week it's equally important to admit that, as nifty (and lightweight) as digital textbooks may sound, when it comes to realizing the potential of education technology to lift student achievement, we're still on our own 5 yard line. The digital textbook push is a positive step and a meaningful sign of change, but it risks being an incremental move in a field that urgently needs transformative improvement. The first instinct when technology is introduced to any field is to animate existing materials and automate previous activities.

We should be constantly improving based on what works. High-schoolers on strike. In a short video released last week, a group of students from New York’s Paul Robeson High School stand in an unremarkable classroom: school bags slung over wooden chairs and busy pinboards in the background. Their message, however, is a radical one: at front and center of the shot, a young man holding a white sheet of paper announces a mass high school student walkout on May 1, the day of the Occupy-planned general strike.

“Dear New York City. We the students of public education are here to inform you of the injustice that is taking place in our school system,” he begins, surrounded by members of the school’s student leadership, some staring defiantly into the camera with arms crossed. After listing student grievances including the privatization of the public school system, budget cuts, school closures against community wishes and over-policing in schools, the young man announces the May Day walkout to nearby Fort Greene park in Brooklyn.

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