English Learners Legal Rights

english learners

Nicole Ochi and Jessica Price: California law requires school districts to send parents of English learners a notice at the beginning of each school year that would indicate that their child is an English learner.

Does Homeland Glorify the CIA?

Homeland Glorifies CIA

Randy Shaw: In its essence, Homeland is reclaiming and reviving the same dangerous myth of the “CIA knows best” that has caused misery to millions across the globe.

Why Do We Allow Big Pharma to Rip Us Off?

Big Phara Ripoffs

Robert Reich: While other nations set wholesale drug prices, the law prohibits the U.S. government from using its considerable bargaining power under Medicare and Medicaid to negotiate lower drug prices.

Checking Out Ebola at the Library

Dallas Ebola Outbreak

Kathleen Wallace: Here’s to hoping that the next person who shows up saying they are from Liberia or any other nation suffering greatly will get the attention from the start that is so merited because what may be brewing certainly has the potential to make all of our little daily concerns seem truly paltry.

Cutting Teen Pregnancy and Abortion Rates

Cutting Teen Pregnancy

Tara Culp-Ressler: “We are still in a country where it just makes us skeevy to talk about sex, especially with young folks. It’s a real bummer because we actually have a medical intervention that will work, and we just need to be better about talking about it.”

Congress Supports War

Congress Supports War

Tina Dupuy: Saying they want universal coverage with mostly private insurance along with Medicare but not Obamacare is like saying they want highways maintained by a federal agency with the initials D.O.T.—but not by the Department of Transportation.

Can You Be Arrested in California for Refusing to Provide ID?

Refusing to Provide ID

Hector Villagra: We think it’s clear that because California has no stop identify and statute — and, therefore, in the words of the Supreme Court, has not created a legal obligation requiring a suspect to answer questions — you cannot be arrested for failing to provide identification when detained by a police officer.

The Dumb Debate: Big vs. Small

Big Government Debate

Tina Dupuy: Somehow we’ve been tricked into believing one giant entity wielding unimaginable influence is better than the other giant entity wielding unimaginable influence.

Hamas Rocket Launches Don’t Explain Israel’s Gaza Destruction

Hamas Rocket Launches

Gareth Porter: The massive designation of houses as “hideouts” indicates the Israelis believed Palestinian fighters were hiding in some of them.

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