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“Protecting our Children” in the Wake of Sandy Hook: Psychiatric Surveillance of US Public School Children

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  • While presented by the Obama administration as “commonsense solutions to gun violence,“ one is left to consider the long range implications of such an initiative, particularly in light of the Affordable Care Act and the psychopharmaceutical complex’s never-ending drive to expand its clientele.
  • Corporate news media have thoroughly blacked out the Obama administration’s program that further transforms the nation’s public schools in to lucrative referral centers for big psychopharma. 

James F. Tracy, Global Research

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Sandy_Hook_Elementary_School-400x254.jpgNovember 04, 2014 | Using the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre as its justification, the Obama administration has recently given the psychiatric business and pharmaceutical industry a major gift by quietly introducing a behavioral and mental health program in public schools throughout the United States. The maneuver was initially laid out on January 16, 2013 in President Obama’s executive policy, Now is the Time: The President’s Plan to Protect Our Children and Our Communities by Reducing Gun Violence.

The document is partly devoted to articulating Obama’s proposed gun control measures that failed to move gain legislative traction in 2013. Yet an under-reported section of Now is the Time is applied to “making schools safer” and “improving mental health services” for students.[1] While presented by the Obama administration as “commonsense solutions to gun violence,“ one is left to consider the long range implications of such an initiative, particularly in light of the Affordable Care Act and the psychopharmaceutical complex’s never-ending drive to expand its clientele.

James F. Tracy is an educator located in South Florida. His work on media history, politics and culture has appeared in a wide variety of academic journals, edited volumes, and alternative news and opinion outlets. Tracy is also an affiliate of Project Censored. Additional analyses and commentaries are accessible at memoryholeblog.com.

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Seriously, people. This armed teacher thing really might not work out.

  • Six weeks of school (counting from the week of August 25), and three teachers have already accidentally fired their handy little safety tools in school. 
  • Looking sharp, people. Looking sharp.
  • The Hidden Cost of Gun Violence: Meet a Mother and Her 7-Year-Old With PTSD

David Waldman, Daily Kos

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Non_violence_sculpture_by_carl_fredrik_reutersward_malmo_sweden.jpg?1412476215Oct 04, 2014 | We have had our third in-school accidental discharge by an armed teacher during the still-very young 2014-2015 school year.

A criminal justice instructor at Technology Center of DuPage in Addison accidentally discharged a handgun during class Friday afternoon, striking a file cabinet and hollow wall, officials said.

The instructor, a retired FBI agent, wasn't authorized to have the gun on school property, said Jim Thorne, the school's director.

David Waldman: Contributing Editor, Daily Kos and host of Daily Kos Radio's Kagro in the Morning

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Related:

The Hidden Cost of Gun Violence: Meet a Mother and Her 7-Year-Old With PTSD, Lois Beckett, ProPublica

  • Thousands of Americans in high-violence neighborhoods have developed post-traumatic stress. 24-year-old Aireana and her children are among the few who’ve been able to get treatment.
  • Richard Martinez's powerful speech at the University of California (UCSB) memorial service after the 5/23/2014 rampag

 

 

Education and low-wage jobs: Time to change the narrative

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  • Rather than asking individuals to increase their value, we need to transform how we as a society value the work individuals do and how we remunerate the vital contributions of workers, especially those in low-wage jobs, which make our collective lives possible.
  • How to Create Policies to Address Income Inequality? De-Mythologize Upward Mobility

Tim Libretti, PoliticusUSA 

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Tuesday, September, 9th, 2014 | Rather than asking individuals to increase their value, we need to transform how we as a society value the work individuals do.

Recently when President Obama admonished corporate CEOs to stop complaining about regulations, he roused a sharp retort from the corporate world, accusing him of "not getting it" and not doing enough to remove uncertainties caused by regulations that discourage companies from hiring. While his remarks were arguably nothing more than a gentle yet scolding reminder that corporations have fared quite well coming out of the recession in comparison to the proverbial "ordinary people" of Main Street, the intensity of corporate blowback underscores just how difficult any political struggle will be to orchestrate meaningful redistribution of resources to address the wealth gap, whether it be through governmental efforts to raise the minimum wage or labor actions such as those in recent months by fast food workers around the nation.

Tim LibrettiEnglish Dept Chair, at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, Illinois

Students Protesting Conservative Rewrite Of History Get Their Most Important Endorsement Yet

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"These students recognize that the social order can -- and sometimes must -- be disrupted in the pursuit of liberty and justice. Civil disorder and social strife are at the patriotic heart of American history -- from the Boston Tea Party to the American Revolution to the Civil Rights Movement. And these events and ideas are essential within the study of a college-level, AP U.S. History course." --The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program

Matt Ferner, Huffington Post

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n-JEFFERSON-COUNTY-large570.jpg Students from Chatfield and Dakota Ridge high schools on Wednesday protest a school board proposal to rewrite an AP history class. | RJ Sangosti via Getty Images

09/26/2014 | The organization that oversees the Advanced Placement curriculum, whose history course is being defended by massive, ongoing student protests in a Denver suburb, has now said that it backs those protests.

"The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program supports the actions taken by students in Jefferson County, Colorado, to protest a school board member’s request to censor aspects of the AP U.S. History course," said a statement from the College Board released on Friday.

Matt Ferner is a national reporter for the Huffington Post. He was previously the editor of HuffPost Denver.

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Robert Reich: Harvard Business School is complicit in America’s widening inequality

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  • It would seem worthwhile for the faculty and students of Harvard Business School, as well as those at every other major business school in America, to … ask whether maximizing shareholder value … continues to be the proper goal for the modern corporation.
  • The former secretary of labor calls out the famed university for the way it's educating our country's future CEOs.
  • What's Wrong With the American University System

Robert B. Reich, RobertReich.org

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No institution is more responsible for educating the CEOs of American corporations than Harvard Business School – inculcating in them a set of ideas and principles that have resulted in a pay gap between CEOs and ordinary workers that’s gone from 20-to-1 fifty years ago to almost 300-to-1 today.

survey, released on September 6, of 1,947 Harvard Business School alumni showed them far more hopeful about the future competitiveness of American firms than about the future of American workers.

Robert B. Reich, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies, was Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration. Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century. 

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Related:

What's Wrong With the American University System, Jennie Rothenberg Gritz, TheAtlantic.com

  • The Best and the Brightest Led America Off a Cliff
  • Higher ed should aspire to higher purpose
  • Teaching to Student's, Not Industry's, Needs

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