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July 2011

For all of you who have been waiting in anticipation for the next issue of Raging Chicken Press, your wait is almost over!  The August issue is in the final stages of editing and we hope to have the issue by U.S. “Default Day,” August …

I was thrilled to learn that Aaron Barlow wrote an AMAZING review of Raging Chicken Press in his column on ePluribus Media this past week.  Thanks to Aaron for your support and continued efforts keep the work of citizen journalism going strong.  Check our Barlow’s column, …

I arrived at Kutztown University in the fall of 2002.  With the exception of one year, the university has been plagued with persistent budget crises – or at least talk of them – last year being the most serious, resulting in the elimination of several …

An Open Letter to Governor Corbett

July 1, 2011 // 4 Comments

4.2.11 Governor Tom Corbett: After having carefully read and digested your proposal for the Pennsylvania budget of 2011, after having considered the relevant facts concerning the Commonwealth’s fiscal health, the relationship of the state to its constitutional responsibilities, and particularly your proposal for cutting by …

[Self] Pep Talk

July 1, 2011 // 1 Comment

[WARNING: the "pep talk" part of this takes a while to get to...and it's probably not all that peppy, but headed in the right direction I think...] Hard to watch or read any news for the last several months and not feel a growing sense …

Plan to Renew Pennsylvania- A New Hope

July 1, 2011 // 2 Comments

On March 8th, Republican Governor Tom Corbett unveiled his 2011-2012 budget plan for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Soon the state legislature overwhelming rejected many of the proposals contained within Gov. Corbett’s fiscal proposals, including the Department of Education’s funding.  Then on May 11th, the Pennsylvania …

No More Teachers?

July 1, 2011 // 3 Comments

At the start of “Good-bye, Teacher… “ Fred Keller quotes one version of that old doggerel: Good-bye scholars, good-bye school; Good-bye teacher, darned old fool! I learned it as: Good-bye pencils, good-bye books; Good-bye teachers’ dirty looks. It doesn’t matter; the point’s the same.  We were …

Does anyone value education anymore? It really doesn’t seems that way. I understand this country has its budget problems and every industry must make sacrifices – higher ed included – but honestly, in a world in which you can’t really be competitive without a college …

  If you like Lee Camp, you’ll be happy to hear that is Moment of Clarity will be a regular feature at Raging Chicken Press. Please check out all his Moments of Clarity and if you still can’t get enough, why not show your support …

The wait is over.  The first full issue of Raging Chicken Press is set to launch.  We’re going to call this one the July post-Corbett-PA-GOP-draconian-budget-signing issue.  Catchy, huh? Our first issue includes the following contributions: Kevin Mahoney, “Kutztown University, Shock Doctrine, and Snake Oil Tales” …

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