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Here in Brooklyn, we've been feeling the economic crisis at a personal level...
Between the cuts to MTA services, health care programs and public education; along with increased costs of living at every level,like a $20 increase in monthly MTA passes and a 5-8% increase in gas/electric bills, it can get tough for families on my block to make it through paycheck to paycheck.
I recently interviewed for a position with Npower.org to teach computers to a group of young men and women who have been identified as "underprivileged" and i wanted to discuss why during the interview i said i won't be teaching "underprivileged" students I will be teaching students. When i was in high school I used to teach a young man by the name of Jamal in Math.
2009 SUMMER LEGAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
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Barack Obama has stated that undocumented students brought up in the United States are "American for all intents and purposes." Senator Richard Durbin has implored Congress to "give these kids a chance." Republican Sen.
So the story goes like this; This past May the Arkansas' Department of Higher Education (ADHE) send out a letter to all the chancellors and presidents of all college and Universities across the state.
I found an interesting report on the National Public Radio (NPR) website about a new program in a small town in Florida called Immokalee. Immokalee is a town where many migrant workers’ families stop by every year, and call it home, for some period of time anyway, in their yearly march following the crops of fruits and vegetables.
There was an interesting article in the New York Times this past Thursday regarding the struggle of one Native American tribe to preserve its language from becoming extinct.
[asset|aid=937|format=image|formatter=asset|title=P9060043.JPG|width=213|height=160|align=left|resizable=true]Aaron Moreno, the October featured fellow, is an accomplished chess player and wanted to bring his love of chess to the kids at public schools in Tucson, Arizona.
I read this short article tonight from The Washington Post:
This is an interesting tactic to take: boycotting underfunded public schools in order to get the state to put in more money into them.