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
If you have other (mindmapping)interface suggestions please contact me via twitter @notpicnic so i might incorporate them in
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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. 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. 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. 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. Teachers Protest, NYPD Officers Don Riot Helmets. 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. 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. Silent Majority: California's War on its Students. John Thompson: Diane Ravitch and the History That "Reformers" Do Not Know. The roots of the UC-Davis pepper-spraying. The now-viral video of police officers in their Robocop costumes sadistically pepper-spraying peaceful, sitting protesters at UC-Davis (details here) shows a police state in its pure form.
It’s easy to be outraged by this incident as though it’s some sort of shocking aberration, but that is exactly what it is not. The Atlantic‘s Garance Franke-Ruta adeptly demonstrates with an assemblage of video how common such excessive police force has been in response to the Occupy protests. Along those lines, there are several points to note about this incident and what it reflects: Matthew Noah Smith: Open Letter to Chancellors and Presidents of American Universities and Colleges. 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. 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. 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. 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.
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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. 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. High-schoolers on strike. OCCUPY EDUCATION. 27th March 2014 Link with 1 note EmpowerED: Los Angeles Student Power 2014 → If you had the power to change your education, what would you do?
For the first time ever, leaders from K-12 student unions, like the Chicago Students Union, Newark Students Union, Portland Student Union, and Providence Student Union, will all be in the same room this Saturday at USC, sharing their stories of student organizing for educational justice with students in the LA community and working with them to build the student power movement. Education Advocacy Organizations: An Overview.
Our guest author today is Ken Libby, a graduate student studying educational foundations, policy and practice at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Education advocacy organizations (EAOs) come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some focus on specific issues (e.g. human capital decisions, forms of school choice, class size) while others approach policy more broadly (e.g. changing policy environments, membership decisions). Proponents of these organizations claim they exist, at least in part, to provide a counterbalance to various other powerful interest groups.