LR Blitzkrieg: ‘Proxy’
By IVAN MORENO, LARRY FENN AND MICHAEL MELIA, ASSOCIATED PRESS
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. Read MorePages: 1 2
by John Tucker
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? Read MorePages: 1 2
A study from the U.S. Department of Education found black children represent 19 percent of preschool enrollment but make up 47 percent of all suspensions.
By Amy Rock
A study from the U.S. Department of Education shows black preschoolers at public schools are 3.6 times more likely to receive one or more out-of-school suspensions than white preschoolers. The Civil Rights Data Collection conducted a survey and found black children represent 19 percent of preschool enrollment but make up 47 percent of all preschool suspensions. White students represent 41 percent of preschool enrollment but only make up 28 percent of all preschool suspensions. Read MorePages: 1 2
Our Mental Health Is Suffering.
As a millennial, I always hear about mental health and mental illness. From my friends, other millennials, from the older generations, we talk about the importance of mental health all the time and how we need to confront and heal our internal wounds. Ironically, under the same breath, I constantly hear the banter of generations before us (even of those who are only 10 years older than me), about how millennials are soft, lazy, and have no sense of work ethic. Read MorePages: 1 2