From Carmina, here are several links that are worth discussing. One is about the recent report on CIA interrogation methods, which were apparently worse than previously reported. As Carmina has mentioned, this report has implications for our country as a whole. … Continue reading
For our advocacy project Kathy and I teamed to bring awareness to Columbus Day. Throughout the process we have learned many valuable lessons. I am actually surprised at how many opinions there are about Columbus Day. We had people tell us that they were in full support of the day, while others were disgusted by […] Continue reading
I thought this article was very thought provoking. I do think that Andrew Jackson should be replaced on the 20 dollar bill. It is embarrassing that his picture is on there in the first place.
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/03/19/10-nati… Continue reading
Kathy shared the video below about the City of Manteca’s new policy regarding homelessness. What do you think about this city policy, from a child and family support perspective? If you don’t agree, what alternatives would you suggest to the city administrators?
From National Indian Child Welfare Association’s Facebook page, a great victory for their advocacy efforts on behalf of enforcing ICWA compliance. Here is the official announcement of an initiative being launched by the Justice Department. Tireless advocacy on the part of NICWA is rewarded; advocacy works! Continue reading
I chose to watch the film, Viva la Causa. I am a little ashamed to admit how little I know about Caesar Chavez and what he stood for. It is sad about all the children who had to go work alongside their parents. It was sad seeing pictures of rows of people bending over for […] Continue reading
I watched the Heckman Equation video “Supporting Families Pays Off” and read the academic paper “Understanding the Mechanisms Through Which an Influential Early Childhood Program Boosted Adult Outcomes” (Heckman, Pinto & Savelyev. 2013), which examined the Perry Preschool Program and the participants’ adult outcomes. I also read the accompanying summary of the paper, “Perry Preschool … Continue reading → Continue reading
According to EdSource, California will be the main beneficiary of President Obama’s program granting temporary relief from deportation to undocumented immigrants. Read more here.