Andrea Castellano

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‘The Lowest White Man’

I guess Donald Trump was eager to counter the impression in Michael Wolff’s book that he is irascible, mentally small and possibly insane. On Tuesday, he allowed a bipartisan session in the White House about immigration to be televised for nearly an hour.<p>Surely, he thought that he would be able to …

Michael Wolff

America's Schools Are 'Profoundly Unequal,' Says U.S. Civil Rights Commission

"The federal government must take bold action to address inequitable funding in our nation's public schools."<p>So begins a list of recommendations released Thursday by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, an independent, bipartisan agency created by Congress in 1957 to investigate civil rights …

Education

Here's why the Iran protests are significant

<b>(CNN) —</b> The largest public display of discontent in Iran since the 2009 Green Movement has resulted in 21 deaths and 450 arrests, restricted access to social media apps and brought pushback from the Iranian government. Such scenes might have been unfathomable a decade ago -- but these new protests, …

South Asia

Thousands Once Spoke His Language in the Amazon. Now, He’s the Only One.

INTUTO, Peru — Amadeo García García rushed upriver in his canoe, slipping into the hidden, booby-trapped camp where his brother Juan lay dying.<p>Juan writhed in pain and shook uncontrollably as his fever rose, battling malaria. As Amadeo consoled him, the sick man muttered back in words that no one …

Speedboat

55% of white Americans now think white people are being racially discriminated against

In August, the Justice Department decided to investigate instances of bias against whites in university admissions. Since then, campuses have been flyered with "It's okay to be white," and in November, violence erupted at the University of Connecticut during a speech about discrimination against …

Psychology

U.N. Votes Overwhelmingly To Condemn U.S. Decision On Jerusalem

<b>Updated at 1:30 p.m. ET</b><p>The United Nations General Assembly has overwhelmingly rejected the Trump administration's decision to recognize the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. By a 128-9 vote Thursday, the diplomats gathered in New York City ignored U.S. objections and approved a …

Israel

A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America

Los Angeles, California, 5 December<p>“You got a choice to make, man. You could go straight on to heaven. Or you could turn right, into <i>that</i>.”<p>We are in Los Angeles, in the heart of one of America’s wealthiest cities, and General Dogon, dressed in black, is our tour guide. Alongside him strolls another …

Human Rights

The strange reason deaf children aren’t taught sign language

Imagine living without a first language. That’s the case for many deaf children in the United States who suffer from “language deprivation,” a …

Even Nazi prisoners of war in Texas were shocked at how black people were treated in the South

In Texas, some of the Germans actually befriended Americans of all colors<p>One morning in the spring of 1943, years before the end of World War II, …

Math Suggests Inequality Can Be Fixed With Wealth Redistribution, Not Tax Cuts

A new report from the Complex Systems Institute justifies wealth redistribution with mathematics.<p>In the last 30 years, income inequality has grown at a rate that hasn't been seen since just prior to the Great Depression. As Occupy Wall Street sought to remind us, the top 1 percent of the US earns …

Bias Against Girls Starts in Fourth Grade

Parents of girls, you aren't going to like this.<p>As a mom of a fourth grade girl, I was more-or-less sickened to come across a study claiming that bias against girls begins this early. That's right; at the tender age of 9 or 10, our daughters are already falling victim to certain stereotypes about …

11 Traits Parents of Successful Kids Have in Common

Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while there isn’t a set recipe …

Gun control and history: It’s never been about the Second Amendment

<b>Armed members of the Black Panthers Party in the Capitol in Sacramento, May 2, 1967. (AP/Walt Zeboski)</b><p>Pro-gun advocates are using the ambiguous language of the Constitution to mask a right-wing agenda<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>October 8, 2017 11:00am (UTC)<p>In a 2016 infomercial recently unearthed by NBC's Chuck …

Guns

'We're walking down a dark path': Biden hammers Trump in scathing speech

Joe Biden, the former US vice-president, has taken off the gloves with a scathing denunciation of Donald Trump and the existential threat he poses to the postwar international order.<p>Passionate and pugnacious, his voice sometimes erupting in anger, Biden warned on Thursday that the US was heading …

Joe Biden

What Happened to Myanmar’s Human-Rights Icon?

The ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya reveals what the world didn’t understand about Aung San Suu Kyi.<p>When Myanmar’s military regime released Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest, in 2010, she had been the world’s most famous political prisoner for nearly two decades. Within a few weeks, she received …

Asia

Cambridge University could allow laptops and iPads for exams amid fear young people are losing ability to write

Cambridge University is considering axing compulsory written exams and allowing students to use laptops or iPads instead, after tutors complained that students' handwriting is becoming illegible.<p>Academics say that the move, which would bring an end to more than 800 years of tradition, has come …

Students

Boy with autism not allowed to have service dog in class: Ontario Human Rights Tribunal

TORONTO – Ontario’s human rights tribunal has ruled that a nine-year-old boy with autism can’t bring his service dog with him into class.<p>The decision …

Writing a Lesson Plan - Anticipatory Sets

To write an effective lesson plan, you must define the Anticipatory Set. This is the second step of an effective lesson plan and should be written …

Marchers head from Charlottesville to Washington to protest white supremacy

Singing spirituals and protest songs from the civil rights era, a group of clergy and activists from across the country began a 118-mile march to Washington on Monday to protest white supremacy and demand that President Trump be removed from office.<p>The long walk will last 10 days and take the …

Rights & Freedoms

The biggest difference between private, charter and public schools isn’t test scores. It’s marketing

<b>(Getty/Highwaystarz-Photography)</b><p>All the braggadocio about the so-called success of private and charter schools is just “concentrated privilege”<p>Jack Schneider<p>August 26, 2017 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Beyond Test Scores: A Better Way to Measure School Quality” by Jack Schneider, published by …

Education

Want Your Kids to Succeed in School and Life? Science Says to Instill This 1 Thing Above All Else | Inc.com

When Angela Lee Duckworth was a young teacher in New York, she became obsessed with something seemingly simple yet remarkably hard to predict: why did some students "succeed" (learn the material and perform well), while others didn't? Why did certain smart kids fail to learn hard concepts, while …

Self-improvement

Where Donald Trump Learned His Tough Love for History

He professes admiration for ‘statues and monuments’ but his family has a record of tearing down rather than preserving.<p>NEW YORK—Donald Trump has developed a sudden, surprising reverence for the past. “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our …

Donald Trump

Where U.S. troops are stationed around the world

ab00b8b6-af22-4b4e-9356-245a6f797230<p>Where U.S. troops are stationed around the …

North Korea

3 Facts That Prove the Reality of White Supremacy

When I was 16 years old, my entire family thought my little sister was going crazy (and by “sister” I mean my cousin who lived with us because black …

Achievement Gap

Social And Emotional Skills: Everybody Loves Them, But Still Can't Define Them

More and more, people in education agree on the importance of schools' paying attention to stuff other than academics.<p>But still, no one agrees on what to call that "stuff."<p>I originally published a story on this topic two years ago.<p>As I reported back then, there were a bunch of overlapping terms in …

Pedagogy

The GOP Is No Longer A 'Conservative' Party

They've become radical, and they want to remake America.<p>To most Americans, “conservative” is interchangeable with “Republican Party.” After all, the GOP has usually been the more conservative side of a two-party system for a century. We also tend to understand who a conservative is based on the …

Political Science

Pope Francis allies accuse Trump White House of 'apocalyptic geopolitics'

An explosive article written by two close associates of Pope Francis has accused Steve Bannon, the chief White House strategist, of espousing an “apocalyptic geopolitics” whose roots are “not too far apart” from that of Islamist extremism.<p>Evangelicals scratch Donald Trump's back – and he's …

Donald Trump

Social Darwinism Is What Truly Guides Trump

Last week, Donald Trump appeared before a rally in Iowa, where he regaled a crowd of supporters with stories of the great wealth of his inner circle …

Donald Trump

Sofia Coppola’s Blatant Erasure of Black Women in The Beguiled Highlights How White Women Are Complicit in White Supremacy

It’s been quite a busy couple of months for white women. After 53 percent of them handed Donald Trump the election at the conclusion of 2016, they …