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“Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail

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“Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain at one end you lose at the other. It's like feeding a dog on his own tail. It won't fatten the dog.”

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The Invisible Woman: The Non-Existent Rights of Domestic Workers

I remember the shock I felt when I learned that the historic 1935 National Labor Relations Act – you know, the one that gives workers the rights to organize? — left out a large portion of workers in the United States: domestic workers. Ever hear about them? These workers, mostly immigrant women of color, are the people who clean our homes and hotels, take care of our elderly family members and raise our children. They do the work that’s expected of your stereotypical housewife, and they get paid for it (albeit, generally very little) — and like the wives and mothers who do this work for free, they are virtually invisible in the economy.
Invisibility is a huge and complicated question for feminist and undocumented activists alike. Women feel invisibile and unappreciated for the countless chores they are expected to do simply because of their female identity; domestic workers don’t have the same rights behind them as industries with the right to unionize behind them. Undocumented immigrants must make themselves invisible for fear of the consequences of being found; their invisibility is both forced upon them by stripping them of basic humanity (“illegal alien” implies a less-than-human status) and protected, swallowed inside of them and hidden, with constant fear o

Education Not Deportation: A Guide for Undocumented Youth Removal - Hispanically Speaking News

Education Not Deportation: A Guide for Undocumented Youth Removal - Hispanically Speaking News

Education Not Deportation: A Guide for Undocumented Youth in Removal Proceedings

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DREAMActivist.org has created a really useful guide titled, “Education Not Deportation: A guide for undocumented youth in removal proceedings.” This guide is meant to serve both youth facing deportation and their attorneys.

Read Guide Here in HSN Library

The Joy of Summer Reading! « Diary of a Public School Teacher!

The Joy of Summer Reading! « Diary of a Public School Teacher!

The Joy of Summer Reading!


I went to the library today! I left, struggling with an armload of books by some of my favorite authors, Kellerman, Sanford, Block. I lovingly placed the books in the back of my car, envisioning myself on the couch, deck, gazebo, curled up with one of my books, lost in the story. I am also a Nook owner , but I love the feel of a book in my hand. I would read it at lunchtime, with only the light from my desk lamp illuminating each page. I relished those 20 minutes, lost in a book or my Nook.

As you might have guessed, I am an avid reader. I’m one of those people who writes Reading as their hobby. I was that kid, devouring a book, while the other kids played in the street. I’m the teacher, who reads in her dimly lit room, instead of eating in the Teacher’s Lounge.

I tried to pass my love of reading to my students. I managed to snag a few of them when I read “Series of Unfortunate Events” aloud. I also made a habit of giving them a little teaser of whatever I was reading at the time. But too many of

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