The photo of Aylan Kurdi, the Syrian child who drowned and washed on the shores of Turkey, has inspired volumes of poetry and sympathy. But words and tears will not help the people of Syria. Actions are needed by all governments— including ours— which considers itself the leading force in the free world.Details
“After performing household duties throughout the day, we were subjected to sexual assault at night. Often, there would be more than one man who would rape and torture us. We have marks on our body,” one of them tells Firstpost.
She says the diplomat’s family knew about the abuse. Not only did they not try to stop it, they would beat the women as well. Armina Guru of Maiti Nepal India, an NGO which works on trafficking issues tells Firstpost that when the police raided the Gurgaon flat, “the women were being physically assaulted” and the medical examination confirms rape.Details
The Indian government insists its big bad porn ban has been done in the name of blocking child pornography rather than as a blanket ban on adult entertainment in general.
But some of the names on the black list of 857 don’t seem to quite fit the pedophlia proscription – maturosexy.com or shemale.asia, not to mention a very not XXX-rated CollegeHumor.com and BarstoolSports. But then who is going to sit and parse the list and petition the government to unblock their matureosexy entertainment on the grounds that no children are involved? Which bureaucrat does one write to?Details
Do you understand? A question, I pondered after reading through a report released by the National Center for Education Statistics. The report, Suspension, Expulsion, and Achievement of English Learner Students in Six Oregon Districts, presents a snapshot of data gathered in 2011-2012.
The report releases disparate statistics regarding academic and behavioral outcomes of English Language Learners (ELL) students. As a professor who has conducted research on interventions for suspended youth, I have already desensitized myself to the narrative of black and brown youth in the public education system.Details
Latino students comprise over half the K-12 student population in California, and while graduation rates for Latinos are on the rise, a persistent achievement gap continues to separate them from their white and Asian counterparts. Sergio Cuellar is statewide campaign coordinator with Californians for Justice, a grassroots advocacy group that works with Latino and other minority groups in the state. He says communication and engagement are key to closing the gap. This is the second in a series of NAM interviews with those involved in the state’s education reform movement.Details
TIM, Heritage, Events GHS is offering a Bus Tour on Saturday, October 3, from 10am – 3pm, which will begin at Saint Sophia Cathedral in Los Angeles. The tour will include the original “Greek Town, “The Chapel” where the original icons are housed and end at Elysian Park (where early Greek picnics were held) with a box lunch. …Details
NAM/AAPI Data, News Report Last week, Jeb Bush and Carly Fiorina came under fire for their offensive comments on Asian immigrants. Bush noted in his visit to border city McAllen, TX, that the phenomenon of so-called “anchor babies” was “frankly, more related to Asian people,” while Fiorina called in Le Mars, Iowa for the urgent…Details
Like many African countries, Malawi has been devastated by AIDS. According to UNAIDS, 14% of the country’s adult population is infected with HIV, and more than half a million children have been orphaned by the disease. Marie DaSilva was touched by this epidemic firsthand, losing 14 family members to the disease.Details
California, which has the largest and most diverse student body in the nation, ranks near the bottom in per-pupil spending and academic performance. A number of recent initiatives promise to begin reversing these trends. This is the first in a series of NAM interviews with those involved in the state’s education reform movement. Ted Lempert is founder and executive director of Children Now, among the most influential advocacy groups for children in California. He spoke with NAM education editor Peter Schurmann.Details
I’ve waited months for this day. After hundreds of dollars, hours with my husband studying and poring over forms, getting quizzed by my 11-year-old son, driving an hour-and-a-half each time to this USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) office to get fingerprinted, then interviewed, I’ve made it. I’ve been approved for eligibility, passed the background check, citizenship test, and English tests. Today, I’m not nervous. I’ve arrived. Today is the day I’m becoming a U.S. Citizen.Details