Posts tagged "North Carolina"

Race, poverty and politics: countdown to teacher strike date; school bus shot on South side; Obama invisible on race and poverty

Race, poverty and politics: countdown to teacher strike date; school bus shot on South side; Obama invisible on race and poverty
As the countdown to the possible teacher’s strike looms closer, the Chicago Teachers Union chief says  negotiations have “taken a turn for the better.” The CTU and Chicago Public Schools would need to come to an agreement on several contentious issues, including school closings, tenure allowances and air conditioner in Track E schools to avoid... Read more »

Is $50,000 enough for victims of North Carolina's sterilization program?

Is $50,000 enough for victims of North Carolina's sterilization program?
These days, the word “eugenics” is an ugly term. We think of Hitler, the Nazis and notions of a superior Aryan race. But there was a time, here in the United States, when eugenics was not only thought of highly but practiced. This week, one state–North Carolina–that operated such a program in the name of... Read more »