Charter Schools Spend More On Administration, Less On Instruction Than Traditional Public Schools: Study “…looking at charter and traditional public schools in Michigan, where both receive about the same operational funding, researchers found that charter schools actually spent more per-student on administration and less on instruction than non-charter public schools…” – Huffington Post

“The Stupidest Idea I Ever Heard” The Irrationality of the Case against Iran’s Nuclear Program “…President Obama has informed the Iranians they have one “last chance” to avoid attack. They must suspend higher uranium enrichment, close down the Fordow enrichment facility, and “surrender” their stockpile of uranium enriched to 20 per cent purity. Iranian officials respond matter-of-factly that such demands are “irrational.” …” – Gary Leupp, Counter Punch

Growth of Income Inequality Is Worse Under Obama than Bush “…why President Obama is able to continue to speak as if his administration has not presided over a significant expansion of income redistribution upward. The data on inequality shows that his policies are not incrementally better than those of his predecessor, or that we’re making progress too slowly, as liberal Democrats like to argue. It doesn’t even show that the outcome is the same as Bush’s…” – Matthew Stoller, Naked Capitalism

Ozzie Guillen and Free Speech “…If an athlete wants to “support the troops,” rally behind a new publicly funded stadium, or in the case of Tim Tebow, do commercials for rightwing evangelical hate-shop like Focus on the Family, then you are a role model. Anyone who dares step out of that box would bear a very different set of consequences…” – David Zirin, the Progressive

Obama: ‘I don’t mind debate’ but no to legalizing drugs “…President Barack Obama continued his opposition towards legalizing drugs, including marijuana, this weekend ahead of the Summit of Americans in Colombia…” – the Raw Story

Obama targets journalists in war on whistleblowers “…While the Bush administration treated whistleblowers unmercifully, the Obama administration has been far worse. It is actually prosecuting them, and doing so under the Espionage Act — one of the most serious charges that can be leveled against an American…” Glenn Greenwald, Salon

Why Obama’s JOBS Act Couldn’t Suck Worse “…Boy, do I feel like an idiot. I’ve been out there on radio and TV in the last few months saying that I thought there was a chance Barack Obama was listening to the popular anger against Wall Street that drove the Occupy movement, that decisions like putting a for-real law enforcement guy like New York AG Eric Schneiderman in charge of a mortgage fraud task force meant he was at least willing to pay lip service to public outrage against the banks. Then the JOBS Act happened…” Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone