Back in the fall, the California legislature sent a bill, the TRUST Act, to Governor Jerry Brown that would have put some limits on the extent that local law enforcement in the Golden State cooperates with federal immigration authorities. Governor Brown ended up vetoing that bill to the dismay of immigration rights activists. In the federal [...]
The issue with current mandated testing in Texas are the high-stakes attached to them. These high stakes have an even greater effect on English Language Learners (ELLs). ELLs are more likely to have to repeat a grade, graduate late, or be placed on low-track remedial education programs.
CNN poll conducted over May 17-18 showed that President Obama’s approval rating is 53%. It rose from the week before. That’s pretty good considering that President Obama had what may have been his worst week in the White House. According to the Washington Post, “the good news for Obama is that 61 percent said they [...]
Expanding high-speed broadband adoption is now a universally accepted national policy goal. It’s hard to believe, therefore, that certain parties seek to impose regulations on the FCC’s upcoming spectrum auction that would negatively impact consumers and the nation’s economic growth. Specifically, the FCC, at the urging of the Department of Justice and a number of [...]
Every day an average of 7,000 American students drop out of school. That is one student dropping out every 2.6 seconds. It is clear that our current school system is failing the students that need it the most. Minority students in lower income areas are particularly at risk. Data from the Department of Education shows [...]