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Blacks have made gains in U.S. political leadership, but gaps remain | Pew Research Center
Some real progress in The House; it's been hard-fought and exhaustingly slow. We can do much better. A more just world can only happen when people of color have greater presence in seats of power. It's not the only criteria, by far, but it's an important one. https://buff.ly/2FJ1fjx
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3 days ago by AaronLMGoodwin
My turn: Why I joined the picket line at Manual Arts High in L.A. | CALmatters
📰 Los Angeles Unified School District leaders say they would like to lower class sizes and restore programs but they just don’t have the money. But the district has an unspent reserve of nearly $1.9 billion. It is unconscionable that the district would sit on such a massive reserve while class sizes skyrocket and schools go without nurses, counselors, social workers, and librarians. Instead of continuing to cut schools to the bone, and denying our students the essential services and resources they deserve, the district should immediately settle a contract with United Teachers Los Angeles that invests in students and fully supports educators. The state must act. California is the 5th largest economy in the world, but we are a dismal 43rd in the nation in per-pupil spending. https://buff.ly/2Dl7JDL
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An epidemic of untapped potential - The Boston Globe
This is some amazing and harrowing reporting. 📰 Over the past year, the Globe has tracked down 93 of the 113 valedictorians who appeared in the paper’s first three “Faces of Excellence” features from 2005 to 2007. We wanted to know, more than a decade later, how the stories of Boston’s best and brightest were turning out. These were the kids who did everything asked of them and more. ... These photo displays project an unspoken faith that the American dream is alive and well: Nearly 80 percent of the valedictorians we interviewed became the first in their families to go to college, an achievement often crowned by a generous scholarship. But in an era when social mobility is in sharp decline, many of Boston’s valedictorians struggled after high school, their vaulting ambitions running headlong into a thicket of real-world obstacles — obstacles their wealthier, often white counterparts in the suburbs much more rarely encounter. Theirs are stories of inequality not just in income, but in opportunity. https://buff.ly/2FI1vzj
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3 days ago by AaronLMGoodwin
Supreme Court ruling gives truckers a victory and a new weapon in labor war at L.A. ports - Los Angeles Times
A lot of folks got rich off the backs of the struggling working class in the economic expansion by classifying crucial labor as independent contractors instead of full-time employees. It's one of the biggest failures of Obama's economic policies, and obscures the continued difficulties faced by the poor and blue-collar Americans. Yes, unemployment is at record-lows, but the *quality* of employment and the security it provides as steadily declined. I'm very much in favor of rulings and legislation that recalibrates in this area. https://buff.ly/2CvePUp
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3 days ago by AaronLMGoodwin
As gig companies beg for relief from pro-labor Supreme Court ruling, the lobbying is fast and furious | CALmatters
📰 State and federal labor laws give employees a wide range of worker protections, from overtime pay and minimum wages to the right to unionize. But those rights don’t extend to independent contractors, whose ranks have grown dramatically in the gig economy. Apps such as Uber, TaskRabbit and DoorDash, which match customers and services online and in real time, have given workers an unprecedented ability to freelance but they also have blurred traditional employer-employee relationships and, labor advocates say, invited exploitation. Some 2 million people, from Lyft drivers to construction workers, consider themselves independent contractors in California. In 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about one in 14 workers was an independent contractor nationally. https://buff.ly/2W4H6ui
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3 days ago by AaronLMGoodwin
Trump Begins Third Year With Low Job Approval and Doubts About His Honesty | Pew Research Center
I also love how they basically invalidate the numbers on approval of economy, since it's mostly risen on completely partisanship as Republicans swing from 14% approval under Obama to 75% today. If you think the economy has improved by 61% since 2016, you live in a fantasy land. I think this is important to remember every time Trump's dismal approval ratings are juxtaposed with his ratings on economics. 📰 Trump begins his third year with a 37% job approval rating; 59% disapprove of his job performance. Of five previous presidents, only Ronald Reagan had as low a job approval mark at this point in his presidency. (Reagan’s disapproval – 54% – was lower than Trump’s.) https://buff.ly/2FKEXhE
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3 days ago by AaronLMGoodwin
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He literally makes a naughty-and-nice list and carries it with him. https://buff.ly/2VXchHP
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Donald Trump Told Michael Cohen To Lie To Congress About Moscow Tower Project
Man, he *really* wanted to build that Moscow tower. 📰 President Donald Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, according to two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter. Trump also supported a plan, set up by Cohen, to visit Russia during the presidential campaign, in order to personally meet President Vladimir Putin and jump-start the tower negotiations. “Make it happen,” the sources said Trump told Cohen. https://t.co/Rj42nEDywu
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Teachers union and LAUSD to return to bargaining table Thursday at City Hall - Los Angeles Times
I think the perpetual finger-pointing back up the leadership ladder from local, all the way to state, betrays the real underlying structural issues facing public education. The fact that the position of the superintendent is basically, "how about we just go back to the status quo and forget about all this unpleasantness" is illuminating. https://buff.ly/2szxZUS
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4 days ago by AaronLMGoodwin
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📸 😮he's got an instagram fyi https://buff.ly/2CrScAh
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Better bring a black light if you're thinking of buying this one. https://buff.ly/2swslT8
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wut 📰 President Trump has a new favorite anecdote, one that fixates on tape. ... On at least eight occasions over a period of 12 days this month, the president has argued publicly for his proposed wall on the southern border by claiming without evidence that traffickers tie up and silence women with tape before illegally driving them through the desert from Mexico to the United States in the backs of cars and windowless vans. ...In some instances, the descriptions are more salacious and graphic. “Human trafficking — grabbing women, in particular — and children, but women — taping them up, wrapping tape around their mouths so they can’t shout or scream, tying up their hands behind their back and even their legs and putting them in a back seat of a car or a van — three, four, five, six, seven at a time,” the president said in the Cabinet Room on Jan. 11. With an eerie specificity, Trump has characterized these acts as commonplace. ... In interviews with The Washington Post this week, nine aid workers and academics who have worked on the border or have knowledge of trafficking there said the president’s tape anecdote did not mirror what they have seen or heard. A separate story reported in the Toronto Star cited several additional experts who said Trump’s lurid narrative — migrant women bound, gagged and driven across the border — does not align with their known reality. https://buff.ly/2W28jxl
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Reeling California Republicans elevate social conservative - POLITICO
How's that "new way" movement? 😒Looks like the CA GOP are doubling down. So glad to have left this party. 📰 In 2015, Grove courted controversy after she was quoted suggesting that a withering drought was God’s punishment for abortion. Grove denied that account but said in response that “God’s hand is in the affairs of man.” Grove's ascension parallels wider leadership turnover among California Republicans. The California Republican Party will soon elect a new chairman in a race widely viewed as a test of the party's priorities in the era of Donald Trump. A former Republican assemblyman who did not back Trump in 2016 recently exited the race, telling POLITICO he could not overcome the rift caused by his refusal to support the president. https://buff.ly/2FE3dBU
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