Trump has repeatedly voiced his opposition to mail-in voting, claiming it is rife with fraud, although instances of corruption in U.S. voting have been rare. He did relent a week ago, saying mail-in voting was fine in the southeastern state of Florida because it has been overseen recently by two Republican governors who support him. At the same time, his campaign sued to block expanded mail-voting in the western state of Nevada run by a Democratic governor who has been a sharp Trump critic. … [Read more...] about Trump Opposes New Postal Funding Because It Would Boost Mail-in Voting
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This is one of the many reasons why I love my HBCU. As a freshman at Southern, math was my problem. After just two classes, the professor offered this: “I will give you worksheets to take home after every class. Return them completed before the next class. You will not cheat and have anyone else do them because I will check them and talk to you about them. You better not fail me.” … [Read more...] about Ed Pratt: Why an HBCU education makes Kamala Harris special
Defenders of the status quo do have arguments, sort of. For instance, Laura Moser argued recently that teacher-tenure rules may be bad, but “the fight over teacher tenure is something of a red herring if you believe, as I tend to, that the real scourge of public schools isn’t bad teaching, but poverty and (re)segregation.” It is true that eliminating poverty, and finding a way to get rich and poor families to live side-by-side would do a great deal of good for the public-education system. But, on the off chance that this doesn’t get accomplished in the near term, the choice is to use the government to help poor students as effectively as possible in an unequal society, or leave them at the mercy of a system that is failing them. There’s one party that’s going to be inherently enthusiastic about having the federal government do nothing until a perfect solution can be found. And it’s not the Democrats. … [Read more...] about Obama Wants to Give Poor Schools More Money. Guess Who’s Blocking Him.
As a working parent of a school-age child, the prospect of my child attending school for two days a week, and staying home alone to do school work (or not) the three days a week, is frustrating. I have the means, flexibility and job security to cope with it. My kid will be able to get lunch every day. She has good wifi and multiple computers at home. But she would still have to write off an entire year of high school as a wasted opportunity. The course quality will be lousy and she’ll have minimal social engagement. No club meetings. No homecoming. No “Friday night lights”. It’s heartbreaking. But because we have the resources, she will be fine in the long run. … [Read more...] about America is not prepared for schools opening this fall. This will be bad
Voted for H.R.8 — Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019Voted for H.R.1112 — Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019Voted for H.R.7120 — George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020Sponsored H.R.1186 — Keep Americans Safe ActCosponsored H.R.1236 — Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019Cosponsored H.R.1296 — Assault Weapons Ban of 2019Cosponsored H.R.1705 — Jaime's LawCosponsored H.R.2585 — Resources for Victims of Gun Violence Act of 2019Cosponsored H.R.2708 — Disarm Hate ActCosponsored H.R.2867 — Ethan's LawCosponsored H.R.3214 — Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence ActLed "Deutch Days of Action on Gun Violence" in memory of the Parkland shooting that happened in his districtMember of the Committee on the Judiciary, where most of the gun safety legislation is consideredEarned an F grade from the NRARep. Debbie Dingell, 12th District of Michigan … [Read more...] about Newtown Action Alliance Endorses 25 Members of Congress