Education, Health Care & Debt Crisis

  "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." 
Nelson Mandela

 “We are experiencing a reality based on a thin veneer of lies and illusions, a world where greed is our God and wisdom is sin, where division is key and unity is fantasy, where the ego-driven cleverness of the mind is praised rather than the intelligence of the heart.”
Bill Hicks

  “Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught falsehoods in school, and the person that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool.”
Plato

“My mother always said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy, that some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.”
Maya Angelou  

  “Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it’s stupid.”
Albert Einstein

“It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.”
L.R. Knost

“Let’s raise children who won’t have to recover from their childhoods.”
Pam Leo  

“If making sure that workers get out of poverty would severely impact the economy, maybe we don’t need this economy.”
Kshama Sawant

“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system. For if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.”
Henry Ford

Documentaries & Videos

Articles

-Opting Haven out of the State-Mandated Tests is Our Family’s Act of Civil Disobedience - New York Times 2015

-Arizona Education Officials Say It's Illegal To Recite This Poem In School - Huffington Post 2015

-7 Countries Where Americans Can Study at Universities, in English, for Free (or Almost Free) - Washington Post 2014

-Professors Making $10,000 a Year? Academia Is Becoming a Profession Only the Elite Can Afford - Alternet 2014

-Professors on Food Stamps: The Shocking True Story of Academia in 2014 - Salon 2014

-This September 17, Rolling Jubilee Will Buy Back – And Abolish – Student Debt - Nation of Change 2014

-Columbia, South Carolina Criminalizes Homelessness in Unanimous Vote - Huffington Post 2013

-Occupying Cooper Union to Keep It Free - Vice 2013

-Teacher Rebellion: Refusal to Administer Standardized Testing Spreads in Washington - Alternet 2013

-The Rolling Jubilee Mails Its First Debt Forgiveness Letters - Village Voice 2012

-Education Gap Grows Between Rich and Poor, Studies Say - New York TImes 2012

-The Chicago Teachers' Strike is Unlike Any Other in Recent Memory - Vice News 2016

-More Than 40% of Student Borrowers Aren’t Making Payments - Washington Square Journal 2016

-Homeless but Employed: The Chicago Restaurant Workers Living Under the Bridge - The Guardian 2016

-'We Need Fundamental Changes': US Doctors Call for Universal Healthcare - The Guardian 2016

-Italian Court Rules Food Theft 'Not a Crime' if Hungry - BBC 2016

-Risks of Harm from Spanking Confirmed by Analysis of Five Decades of Research - UTexas News 2016

-Should You Intervene When a Parent Harshly Disciplines a Child in Public?  - New York Times 2016

-San Francisco Becomes First City to Offer Free Community College Tuition to All Residents - PBS 2017

-What if the Problem of Poverty is that it’s Profitable for Other People?   - The Guardian 2016