The Perspective of a teen in L.A. with an Immigrant Parent

One point of view of the immigration issue that is not usually seen is that of a teenager whose parent or parents are undocumented immigrants. According to a 2013 USC report, almost 16 percent of children in Los Angeles County were U.S. citizens with at least one parent that is an illegal immigrant. The Pew

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The Daily Routine of Students that Cross the Border from Mexico to Study in the United States

There are many people that wake up each day during the weekdays that cross the border from Mexico to the United States and many of these people are students. One elementary school in Calexico, California has many students that live in Mexicali, Mexico, which is across the border, and have student visas to attend Calexico

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Jorge Ramos Says: He Doesn’t Want To Be Trumps Friend

Jorge Ramos recently gave a speech at Harvard University’s Goldsmith Awards Ceremony. His speech was about being an immigrant and a journalist during President Trump’s presidency. Ramos started and ended his speech directed at Donald Trump and stated that he was not Trump’s enemy, but that he did not want to be his friend. He

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The California Dream Is Dead For So Many

Children born in California have a less than 50% change of making more than their parent did at 30 years of age. As Matt Levin, CalMatters notes, part of the problem stems from the continued economic inequality, where a smaller percentage of the population is making  a bigger amount of money. “What we’re seeing on

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Hate In San Francisco Spreads to the Classroom

The Trump shock has taken a new twist that has not place in our classroom, San Francisco teachers are being offered a lesson plan for their students that calls “President-elect Donald Trump a racist, sexist man who became president ‘by pandering to a huge racist and sexist base.’” What is more “the union that represents

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Will California Proposition 58 Bring About The Return of Bilingual Education in California?

In 1998, California voters passed Proposition 227, which required parents to sign a waiver if they wanted to keep their children in a bilingual classroom, without that waiver, English Leaner Students were automatically placed in English only classrooms. The argument in 1998 was that bilingual education delayed a students’ ability to read, write and understand

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McDouble: ‘Cheapest & Most Nutritious Food in Human History’

There is an interesting story by Daniel Johnson, Daily Telegraph, which cites Stephen Dubner, co-author of the best selling book, Freakonomics, which suggests that the McDouble “packs a better nutritional punch for the penny” than is often assumed. The double cheeseburger provides 390 calories, 23 grams of protein – half a daily serving – seven

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Men, Advised to Ditch the Tight Pants if you Want To Have Children

Fertility experts are warning men that if they plan to have children, they should ditch the tight pants. Tight pants are likely to result in 2 1/2 times less fertile sperm, according to professor Allan Pacey. The University of Sheffield academic said that the quality of men’s sperm significantly decreases past the age of 40,

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9th District Court of Appeals: Individual Has No Right To Carry Weapons In Public

In a 7-4 ruling an 11-judge panel of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals said that people do not have a right to carry concealed weapons in public under the 2nd Amendment. The panel noted that applicants for concealed weapons permits must show an immediate danger beyond just self-defense. Gun owners indicate that they

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Obama Releases Overtime Pay To Salaried Employees, NonProfits & Universities Denounce Plan

Today, The Obama administration unveiled a new rule that would let full-time salaried employees earn overtime pay if they make up to $47,476 a year, more than double the current rate of $23,660 a year. The U.S. Labor Department estimates that this will impact 4.2 million workers, yet the plan was quickly criticized by nonprofit

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