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Scapegoating the Poor

Posted July 25, 2014 by Lizzie Buchen

Earlier this month, 46-year-old Debra Harrell, a single mother, was arrested and jailed for allowing her 9-year-old daughter to play at a park unsupervised while Harrell worked her shift at a nearby McDonalds. She was released from jail after posting
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Obama’s Defining Moment

Posted July 22, 2014 by

President Barack Obama has a chance to define his presidency and vindicate the ideals of his 2008 campaign by one decisive act: issuing an Executive Order granting legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants. By doing so, Obama immediately renders
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Finding truths in the immigration debate

Posted July 22, 2014 by Joseph Mayton

They are diseased. They are illegal. They want to take Americans’ jobs. These are just a few of the daily diatribes that we hear on mainstream media outlets, from CNN to Fox News and those in between. But the realities
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When It Comes to School Reform, Make It Up

Posted July 21, 2014 by dianeravitch

This letter came from an anonymous source in San Francisco whom I know to be trustworthy. Why the anonymity? The usual reason: fear of being fired for blowing the whistle. It raises the question of why some people teach under
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