stefenrobinson

stefenrobinson has written 4 posts for Just BloNo

Critical Mass and Common Action Free School Bring Out the Bikes

Bloomington-Normal had its second Critical Mass bike ride in as many months, Friday, June 29. About 35 cyclists rode together from downtown Bloomington to uptown Normal. Immediately following Critical Mass, the Common Action Free School hosted a class on “Do-It-Yourself Bike Fix-It” skills.  Free Schoolers, Trenton and Eric, led a group of nearly 50 people … Continue reading

Moving Beyond Ravitch’s Reformism

[Diane Ravitch is speaking at Illinois State University this evening (see Corey Mattson’s post below for details about Ravitch and her talk). What follows is my critique of the arguments Ravitch puts forth in her latest book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education.] Diane … Continue reading

Solidarity with Palestine

Why should BloNo concern ourselves with the Palestinian struggle for justice?  I’ll tell you:  If you didn’t already know, Israel is an apartheid state.   Apartheid causes suffering, and we should all do whatever we can to decrease suffering.  “But why is it our concern,” you may ask?  You might say, “I don’t have anything to … Continue reading

Class Dismissed documentary screening this Thursday

Viewpoint This Thursday, May 19, Common Action Free School and Laborers Local 362 are co-hosting a screening of the documentary Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class at the Laborers Hall at 2012 Fox Creek Road in Bloomington.  The film will start at 6:30 PM. I was going to write a brief review of … Continue reading