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Study: parental incarceration worsens disparities between black and white children

Two sociologists have concluded that parental incarceration plays a role in childhood inequality.  The study, which appears in the book  Children of the Prison Boom: Mass Incarceration and the Future of American Inequality, was conducted by Sara Wakefield of Rutgers University-Newark and Christopher Wildeman of Yale University. 

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Teachers in hot water for ‘twerking’ in class

Two Mississippi teachers are in hot water after a video of them twerking in class went viral last week. DeSoto County parents weren’t pleased to learn that their children were being exposed to Miley Cyrus’ favorite dance move. 

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Parents protest ‘school-to-prison’ pipeline education in New Orleans charter school

Parents of some New Orleans students have pulled their children out of school and are protesting the “school-to-prison” pipeline approach to the educational experiences of their children. About 12 families are protesting the practices of three New Orleans charter schools run by Collegiate Academies, due to what they believe is an environment not conducive to […]

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Parents upset at approved Trayvon Martin Day

Parents at a Pittsburgh high school were upset at an approved school theme in honor of Trayvon Martin. The Carrick High School homecoming committee and school voted to allow the theme as part of the school’s spirit week.

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Complaint Filed Against Judge Who Changed Baby’s Name from “Messiah” to “Martin”

A non-profit association of atheists and agnostics have filed a complaint against the magistrate who took it upon herself to change a baby’s name from Messiah to Martin.

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Is Willow Smith’s New Song “Summer Fling” Age Appropriate?

Smith’s new single, “Summer Fling,” has raised eyebrows due to its subject matter and accompanying video. A few op-eds have questioned the idea of a 12-year old having a “summer fling.”

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Proposed North Carolina Law Forces Teens to Get Notarized Parental Consent for STD Testing

A proposed law moving through the N. Carolina legislature requires teens to get notarized parental consent to access testing and treatment for STDs, pregnancy, mental health, and substance abuse.

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Abducted Toddler Presumed Dead; Mother’s Version of Events Questionable

Less than two days after an AMBER alert was issued for him in Illinois, 1 1/2 year-old Bryeon Hunter is unfortunately presumed dead, and his mother’s story has been called into question.

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Father Indicted After Beating His Daughters Over “Twerking” Video

A Dayton, Ohio father has been indicted after being caught on video beating his two daughters with a video cable .He’d caught them filming themselves “twerking” and completely lost it.

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Chicago Teachers Union, Supporters Gearing Up for Massive Protest Today Against School Closures

The Chicago Teachers Union is gearing up for a massive protest against the closing of 54 Chicago public schools. Thousands of parents, teachers, students, and community members are expected attend and demand a moratorium on the closures.

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