Rosemary Jenkins

rosemary-jenkins-200Rosemary Jenkins is a graduate of UC, Santa Barbara, with degrees in both English and history and a minor in the humanities. She earned her teaching credential there and taught for more than 37 years in the Los Angeles Unified School District where she served as a master and mentor teacher and coordinated many programs. She is an author of literary and grammar handbooks and a book of poetry in both English and Spanish and currently is working on an historical fiction novel dealing with the Black experience in America. Rosemary is a community and political activist and specializes in environmental and educational issues. She is an advocate for other current policy matters as well.

Justice Matters

Justice Matters

*+-Rosemary Jenkins: My fear, in the meantime, is that by July 2020, $15 will be worth much less—leaving workers to be challenged by the same deflated buying power they are facing now.

Rethinking Education

Rethinking Education

*+-Rosemary Jenkins: We must never be guilty of dummying down our standards, but the standards must never be so draconian that many students would be discouraged from pursuing a meaningful education.

What About Fast-Tracking a Living Wage?

Time for Living Wage

*+-Rosemary Jenkins: If we are ever to break the cycle of impoverished, unsafe, poorly educated, underemployed neighborhoods (about which so many of the better-off bitterly complain—particularly regarding “the tax burden”), we must act now.

All-Woman’s Mosque in Los Angeles

all woman mosque

*+-Rosemary Jenkins: Among the more progressive Muslim women, there has arisen a need to explore their religion beyond the traditional means, to ask questions, enjoy active participation, and develop a greater female identity and camaraderie.

Prisoners As Victims

Prisoners as Victims

*+-oo many people believe that if people are in prison, they are as guilty as hell, and, therefore, they deserve any kind of treatment that is dished out! I can understand the lack of sympathy and empathy by so many even though I don’t agree with that kind of mindset or for some, their total […]

Edward Snowden Is No Hero

Edward Snowden No Hero

*+-Rosemary Jenkins: Snowden fled as soon as it was clear that the government wanted to question him. A hero would have stood his ground and defended his actions and explicated his reasoning.

Murder Is a Serious Crime But …

Restorative Justice

*+-Rosemary Jenkins: Part of Restorative Justice is the genuine effort by the offender to make amends for the crimes perpetrated without asking for forgiveness (which is so gratuitous).

When Recall Becomes Necessary

Assemblymember Patty Lopez

*+-Rosemary Jenkins: It has become obvious, almost from the start, that Patty Lopez (who won by less than 500 votes in the General Election but had lost by more than 30% in the Primary) is unqualified to fill that seat.

Monsanto and LA’s City Council: Crazy-Makers

monsanto gmos

*+-Rosemary Jenkins: It is ironic that America, a country that loves to see itself as a leader in the world on progressive issues, is among the few nations worldwide which has not put restrictions on or banned outright the use of GMOs.