Archive for June 2012

Play "Who's the Immigrant?"

While always emotional and sometimes questionably engaging, Illinois Representative Luis Gutierrez made a strong argument against the Arizona immigration law that, in CNN’s words, “lets police check a person’s immigration status while enforcing other laws if ‘reasonable suspicion’ exists that the person is in the United States illegally.”  On Monday, the Supreme Court knocked down... Read more »

Despite Arizona immigration law, we can support immigration services

Despite Arizona immigration law, we can support immigration services
Monday’s Supreme Ruling about Arizona’s controversial law SB1070 does not make the immigration debate any clearer.  While the 5-3 ruling maintains the federal government’s oversight of immigration policies and enforcement and knocked out three other controversial parts, the decision still gives Arizona law-enforcement officials the power to ask for a person’s “papers.” In CNN’s words,... Read more »

Why Are More Fathers in "Pink Collar" Jobs?

This week, I was invited by National Public Radio’s Tell Me More to discuss recent labor findings. More men are entering fields traditionally populated by women. From 2000 to 2010, fields with a vast majority of women accounted for nearly a third of job growth for men, according to The New York Times. Listen to the... Read more »
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Wanted: Non-Traditional Students for AP Classes

Wanted: Non-Traditional Students for AP Classes
On Friday, the College Board wrapped up its annual conference to promote Latino enrollment and achievement in college-prep programs: Prepárate.  A few years ago, I was part of the local planning committee for Prepárate’s Chicago conference.  This minority initiative emphasizes what many of us already know and what more need to recognize–students of color need... Read more »