Submitted by Illinoisnoki1 on Thu, 05/16/2013 - 10:16
By Guy Miller
"We've had this date from the beginning," Stanley tells Blanche before he brutally rapes her in scene ten of Tennessee Williams’ Streetcar Named Desire. On April 10, when President Barack Obama released his 2014 budget proposal he essentially told the American people the same thing.
Members of several parent and community groups who support authentic public schools will demonstrate today at the site of the meeting of the Illinois State Charter School Commission (SCSC). The SCSC is a special body of the Illinois State Board of Education established by the Illinois Legislature.
Its sole function is to override decisions of local school boards which have denied charters to companies requesting to establish charter schools in their communities.
Submitted by Illinoisnoki1 on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 18:07
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 7, 2013
President Obama has proclaimed this as “National Charter Schools Week” in the United States, warmly embracing a cause that is anathema to teachers unions as it is in much of the president’s liberal base in this Washington.Read more »
Submitted by Illinoisnoki1 on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 14:41
SPRINGFIELD--Saturday, April 27: A dozen Springfield area activists gathered at the Lincoln Library Public Library, 326 S. 7th St., to form Progressive Democrats of Greater Springfield, here after known as the P-DOGS.Read more »
When President Obama unveiled his 2014 budget this morning, the worst-kept secret of the past few months finally became official: The president proposes moving to the chained Consumer Price Index (CPI) as a means of calculating cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) to Social Security.
Apparently the Administration hopes that dealing away earned benefits Americans rely on will lead to a “Grand Bargain” and settle recurring fiscal battles like the debt ceiling, the fiscal cliff and the sequester. But our organization, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), and most Americans, believe that Social Security benefits should increase—not decrease.
Cutting COLAs would impose burdens on millions of Americans who fall further behind each month. When their money runs out, they skip meals, skip paying bills, and 'borrow' money from family and friends they know they’ll never pay back.