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SCHOOL MATTERS: Bush Bails on Education

New America Media, Commentary, Donal Brown, Jan 26, 2007

President George W. Bush is asking Congress to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act, but the act has failed to deliver on its promise.

prison

Aging Prisoners and Classrooms Without Glue Sticks

New America Media, Commentary, Nell Bernstein, Dec 28, 2006

With draconian sentencing laws, Californias prisons are filling up with aging and ill lifers whose full custody costs taxpayers a million dollars each. Meanwhile, the states public schools often go without the basic necessities.

Vietnamese Priest

For Catholic Church, Vietnamese Are the New Irish

New America Media, News Report, Andrew Lam, Dec 05, 2006

A tiny Catholic seminary in Iowa is filled with young Vietnamese taking the path toward priesthood -- a trend in the U.S. as a whole, where 12 percent of all Catholic seminary students are Asian, and most of those Vietnamese.

Villaraigosa

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Talks About Schools, Student Protesters and Race

New America Media, Q&A, Carolyn Goossen and Daffodil Altan, Apr 05, 2006

Antonio Villaraigosa took a few moments to talk with NAM about last week's massive student walkouts, the state of the Los Angeles Unified School District -- which he plans to take over -- and the future of the immigrant rights movement.

Kids

SCHOOL MATTERS -- Border High School Excels by Embracing Bilingualism

New America Media, News Feature Video, Carolyn Goossen, Mar 24, 2006

Teachers in a school on the U.S.-Mexico border concentrated on the needs of low-income students still learning English and watched academic performance and graduation rates climb.

School Matters

SCHOOL MATTERS -- Preschool In L.A. County: A Multilingual Universal Approach

New America Media, Q&A, Carolyn Goossen, Mar 09, 2006

Graciela Italiano-Thomas is CEO of Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP), a nonprofit working to make voluntary, high-quality preschool available to every 4-year-old in L.A. County by 2014.

Indian Student

Textbooks And Hinduism -- Why Accuracy Matters

New America Media, Commentary, Viji Sundaram, Jan 10, 2006

Earlier this month, Hindu groups faced off with prominent U.S. religious scholars over what many Hindus felt were inaccurate portrayals of their community.

School Matters

School Matters -- Legal Settlement Gives California Parents a Chance to Reform Schools

New America Media, Commentary, members of CADRE, Oct 19, 2005

A group of South Los Angeles parents have taken the dire conditions in their children's schools into their own hands.

Prop 74

No Gains for Education through Proposition 74

New America Media, School Matters Column, Donal Brown, Oct 13, 2005

If approved in California's special elections, Proposition 74 will alter the probationary period for new teachers from two to five years. It will also make it easier to fire a permanent teacher who has received two unsatisfactory evaluations in a row.

Military

A Mother's Wish for Her Kids -- 'Opt Out' of Military Recruitment

New America Media, Commentary, Christine Senteno, Oct 07, 2005

A mother with one daughter graduating from boot camp hopes her sons will opt out of recruitment lists, avoid JROTC and choose direct paths toward college.

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