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President Obama Returns 5 Percent of Salary in Solidarity w/ Furloughed Federal Workers

President Obama has announced that he’ll be returning 5 percent of his salary in solidarity with furloughed federal workers. Are you heartened by Pres. Obama’s efforts, or is this an empty gesture? Have you been impacted by the government spending cuts?

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Fox News Contributor: Welfare and Food Stamps Make Poverty Feel ‘A Little Comfortable’

During an appearance on Fox News’ “Cavuto on Business,” contributor Charles Payne asserted that programs like welfare and food stamps can make poverty feel “a little comfortable.”

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Tennessee Considers Bill Tying Welfare Benefits to Children’s Grades

The state of Tennessee is considering a bill that would tie welfare support to a child’s progress in school. The legislation would allow a family to lose up to 30% of its assistance if their child(ren) are not performing well in school.

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Ebony Magazine Examines the Struggles of Gun Violence Survivors in Chicago

Often lost in the conversation surrounding Chicago’s gun violence crisis are the experiences and challenges of the survivors of this violence. We must ensure that the voices and struggles of survivors are heard as well, and that they have the supports they need.

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Former Classmates of Hadiya Pendleton Launch Anti-Violence Movement ‘Project Orange Tree’

Fed up with the violence that has claimed countless young lives in Chicago – including former classmate Hadiya Pendleton – a group of King College Prep students have launched an anti-violence movement, Project Orange Tree.

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Should We Raise Age for Charging Young People as Adults?

A recent editorial in the Chicago Sun-Times asks if we should raise the age for charging young people as adults from 17 to 18. If we “don’t allow 17-year-olds to vote, buy Lottery tickets or sign up for a credit card,” should we really be charging them as adults?

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Rahm Emanuel Says Chicago School Closings Are Worth It to Save Children from Failing Schools

According to Chicago Mayor RahmEmanuel, the decision to closeover 50 Chicago public schools was a difficult one, but worth it to ensure that students aren’t trapped in failing schools. Nearly 30,000 students will be affected; most of them African American.

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Chicago Public Schools Announce 54 School Closures, Nearly 30,000 Students Affected

As expected, Chicago Public Schools announced the closing of an incredible number of schools; 54 to be exact. These closures disproportionately impact black and brown students, and many parents and community members are OUTRAGED.

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Detroit Students Organize March to Protest School-to-Prison Pipeline

An organization called Detroit’s Youth Voice have organized a march this Saturday to “break the School-to-Prison Pipeline.” Great to see young people taking to the streets and making their voices heard regarding such an important issue.

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REPORT: Top Universities Failing to Attract High-Achieving, Low-Income Students

According to a new report, the nation’s top Universities are failing to attract high-achieving low-income students, reinforcing economic inequality and a lack of social mobility. How can top Universities do a better job of reaching low-income students?

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