Daily Archives: December 11, 2017

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US charter schools put growing numbers in racial isolation

By IVAN MORENO, LARRY FENN AND MICHAEL MELIA, ASSOCIATED PRESS

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(AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)

Milwaukee – Charter schools are among the nation’s most segregated, an Associated Press analysis finds – an outcome at odds, critics say, with their goal of offering a better alternative to failing traditional public schools. Continue reading

Here’s How Trump’s Tax Plan Will Benefit African Americans (Or Not)

by John Tucker 

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There’s a House version and Senate version of President Donald J. Trump’s tax reform plan, which experts estimate will add about $1.5 trillion to the federal deficit over the next decade and will be the biggest change to the federal tax code since 1986. The House version keeps seven brackets but changes the income and tax rate classifications, while the Senate version takes the brackets down to four. Trump says that his tax plan would help “make America great again,” but will it truly be beneficial to the African American community? Continue reading