Amy Kozel, Saucon’s civics and economics teacher, had asked herself similar questions. “This is something I’ve been struggling with my students for years. When they talk about immigration, it’s – ‘Oh my God, the Mexicans!'” says Kozel, who has taught in the district for 13 years. “This election has empowered some people be a little bit more vocal.” As for a Trump Effect? ” I don’t really see it. The problems are deeper, and we just have not addressed them. But at some point, it’s going to come out where you can’t hide it anymore, and that’s what this was.” Kozel expressed less concern about students mimicking Trumps (“They were far more involved [in the election] this year – I think it’s great. If they’re going to offend me or others, I can work with that,” she says.) … [Read more...] about Inside the Trump Effect: How One District Is Fighting Hate at School
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Cusack has worked with Chattahoochee Tech for the past 20 years, serving for the past six years as the college's executive director of enrollment services. In this capacity, she was the leader of the largest Admissions and Records Department within the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). She also served previously as the college's director of admissions, as well as a campus life coordinator and admissions counselor. … [Read more...] about Chattahoochee Tech Announces Missy Cusack And Heather Pence As College Vice Presidents
Mpofu’s stay at Balseskin lasted eleven months. “I wasn’t checking the transfer list anymore,” he said; after months of consulting it every day, waiting to see his name, he gave up. In Direct Provision, everything, it seems, is communicated through posted signs. Signs remind parents to check whether they have their children with them as they pass through a door. Signs tell residents that their hair is not to be done in the common space, except on Saturdays. Signs remind visitors to sign in, and they designate which areas are restricted to residents (generally speaking, everything but the common room). And, of course, signs tell residents when they are about to move. “That day, I was going to change my linen,” Mpofu said. He was taking his sheets to reception to exchange for a fresh set when he was told, in an actual human voice, “Delroy, finally, you are getting your transfer.” He packed overnight and in the morning boarded a bus that … [Read more...] about Ireland’s Strange, Cruel System for Asylum Seekers
After the election, her family persuaded Abrams to go to Turks and Caicos, deputizing her old friend Camille Johnson, who accompanied her, to make sure she ventured outside the hotel. While Johnson assured Abrams they wouldn’t have to “climb a mountain” or “do something totally out of character” for her, they did try to jet-ski, in part because Johnson knew something about Abrams: She likes to drive fast. Some years earlier, Porsche had moved its headquarters to Georgia, and Abrams brought Johnson along when she was invited to drive its cars at a nearby racetrack. They’d listened to an instructor explain how to get out of skids and doughnuts at speeds of 90 mph, but when Abrams got into the Porsche, she just began to spin. “After she was done, I was like, ‘Stacey, you were not paying attention!’ And she just looked at me and said, ‘Oh, yes, I was.’ ” … [Read more...] about Stacey Abrams for ….
Born to immigrant parents from Iran, Nika was one of the only first-generation Americans at her Orange County middle school who fell victim to bullying following 9/11. After successfully testing out of school, she enrolled in college at the age of 14. Nika turned to video games as a refuge from the troubles she faced, and eventually took this passion to the non-profit sector, where she currently serves as an Executive Director and leading voice for diversity and inclusion in the Video Game Industry. Nika is also a Ph.D student in Informatics at The University of California, Irvine. Dedicating her research to U.S. Technology Workforce Issues, she prides herself on working towards ensuring that marginalized people feel empowered and heard. … [Read more...] about Will One of These