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We’ve Turned Our Back on a Proven Method to Curtail Gun Violence

Despite proven success, Project Ceasefire, first trialled in 1996, has been continually cut back, even as gun homicides keep rising By Bobby Constantino | Originally Published at The Guardian and Observer. Monday 14 December 2015 06.30 EST Last modified on Tuesday 15 December 2015 11.28 EST [...]

We’ve Turned Our Back on a Proven Method to Curtail Gun Violence 2016-11-29T17:37:00+00:00

Income Inequality Happens by Design

Income Inequality Happens by Design. We can't fix it by tweaking capitalism By Steven W Thrasher | Originally Published at The Guardian and Observer. December 5, 2015 | Photographic Credit; It is not as if the rich are a little more equal. Photograph: Gary Calton for the [...]

Income Inequality Happens by Design 2016-11-29T17:37:00+00:00

It’s Messed Up for Democrats to Use the No Fly List to Push For Gun Laws

And Republicans pushing back by citing due process after years trying to squelch it is no less hypocritical By Trevor Timm | Originally Published at The Guardian and Observer. December 5, 2015 05.00 EST | Photographic Credit; Let’s not pretend Republicans suddenly care about the due [...]

It’s Messed Up for Democrats to Use the No Fly List to Push For Gun Laws 2016-11-29T17:37:00+00:00

Go Ahead, Pass Every Student Succeeds Act, But Don’t Celebrate It

By Jeff Bryant | Originally Published at Education Opportunity Network. December 2, 2015 3:35 PM | In the era of "School Choice" do we ever wonder what might have been if Thomas Jefferson had been successful in placing open-enrollment, free public education in the United States Constitution? [...]

Go Ahead, Pass Every Student Succeeds Act, But Don’t Celebrate It 2016-11-29T17:37:01+00:00

2.7 Million Kids Have Parents in Prison. They’re Losing Their Right to Visit

My small feet thump the concrete as I hurry toward the door. My four older brothers trail closely behind. Upon entering, we disappear into the apartment and excitedly explore every corner. We peek out the window at our new playmates. By morning, the scent of [...]

2.7 Million Kids Have Parents in Prison. They’re Losing Their Right to Visit 2016-11-29T17:37:01+00:00

Rahm Emanuel Urged Calm with No Offer To Fix Chicago’s Underlying Problems

By Mikki Kendall | Originally Published at The Guardian and Observer. November 25, 2015 The mayor said he didn’t see the Laquan McDonald shooting video before its public release, but that doesn’t absolve him from leadership on this – or anything else Chicago Mayor: ‘I understand [...]

Rahm Emanuel Urged Calm with No Offer To Fix Chicago’s Underlying Problems 2016-11-29T17:37:01+00:00

Our Prisons in Black and White

After swelling for decades, the number of Americans in prison is finally, gradually beginning to shrink. For the first time since 1978, populations in both state and federal prisons are getting smaller, the result of an overall decline in crime, an easing of the War [...]

Our Prisons in Black and White 2016-11-29T17:37:01+00:00

When School Feels Like Jail

Rockmon Montrell “Rock” Allen, an 18-year-old from Jackson, Mississippi, has never gone to jail. But school, he says, was close enough. At Ridgeland High School, a large public school in an increasingly black suburb of Jackson, he was punished repeatedly for what seemed like minor [...]

When School Feels Like Jail 2016-11-29T17:37:02+00:00

Who Keeps Billions of Taxpayer Dollars Flowing to For-Profit Colleges? These Guys

For-profit universities have had another rough year, with big players facing federal scrutiny for everything from predatory loans to outright fraud. Now attention is turning to the schools' accreditors. Accreditors are supposed to make sure that schools provide students with a quality education. They are [...]

Who Keeps Billions of Taxpayer Dollars Flowing to For-Profit Colleges? These Guys 2016-11-29T17:37:02+00:00