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Why are the billionaires always laughing?

Because they know the corporate media will never call bullshit on their bullshit.

Why are the billionaires laughing?

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Ursula Wolfe-Rocca

Ursula Wolfe-Rocca

Ursula Wolfe-Rocca has taught high school social studies since 2000. She is on the editorial board of Rethinking Schools and is a Zinn Education Project organizer and writer.

Articles by this author

 

More Than McCarthyism: The Attack on Activism Students Don't Learn About from Their Textbooks

Our students deserve to know that anti-communist repression has always been about a lot more than Russian spies, a blustering senator from Wisconsin, and a blacklist in Hollywood.

Ursula Wolfe-Rocca ·


The United States Is Not a Democracy. Stop Telling Students That It Is.

When our students only learn about this exceptionally strange system from their corporate-produced history and government textbooks, they have no clue why this is how we choose our president.

Ursula Wolfe-Rocca ·


Downplaying Deportations: How Textbooks Hide the Mass Expulsion of Mexican Americans During the Great Depression

What happened is that men, women, and children — immigrant and U.S.-born, citizen and noncitizen, long-time residents and temporary workers — all became the targets of a massive campaign of forced relocation, based solely on their perceived status as “Mexican.”

Ursula Wolfe-Rocca ·


Teaching More Civics Will Not Save Us From Trump

Let's arms our students with an honest account of our nation’s political DNA, so they may have the wisdom to actively transform it into one worthy of our embrace

Ursula Wolfe-Rocca ·


Disguising Imperialism: How Textbooks Get the Cold War Wrong and Dupe Students

As long as the drive for profits remains paramount to U.S. foreign policy, imperialism will be central to the very existence of the United States.

Ursula Wolfe-Rocca ·


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