Entries Tagged as 'Education'

Economic Crisis Highlights Leadership Limits of Obama & Hispanic Chieftains

July 29th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Cross posted at DailyGrito. By Seneca Frankly, President Obama does not seem like he was fully prepared to be President. His hubris may have gotten the best of him. He ignited real hope and became lucky: Hillary Clinton became overconfident, GWB became a bane as a lame duck, and John McCain self-destructed. Ergo Obama became […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Economics · Education · Hillary Clinton · Immigration · John McCain · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Seneca

DREAM Act Update July 27, 2011

July 27th, 2011 · 7 Comments

In case you missed it, President Obama delivered a speech at NCLR on Monday, where the DREAM Act youth made their presence known by shouting “Yes, you can” to the President when he suggested that he could not bypass Congress to provide relief in terms of immigration policy. However, I want to point out that […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Education · Immigration · Sen. Robert Menendez

According to former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros, AT&T-T-Mobile Merger May Help Improve Latino Drop Out Rate

July 11th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Today Henry Cisneros takes the cake with his shameless shilling for the AT&T/T-Mobile merger. If there ever was reaching in attributing what may help alleviate the Latino high school dropout rate, this opinion piece by the former HUD Secretary attempts to explain that consolidating cell phone providers and internet access companies will now allow Latino […]

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Tags: Digital Divide · Education · Government Accountability · Henry Cisneros

Disappointing News in the Latino Political Science World: F. Chris Garcia Arrested in Connection with Prostitution Ring

June 25th, 2011 · 1 Comment

In college, there were few Latino political scientists whose work I read. Like much of academia, Latino-Americans aren’t very well represented in the discipline. One Latino political scientist who I did read was F. Chris Garcia who went on to serve as the President of the University of New Mexico. He edited a popular book […]

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Tags: Books · Crime · Education

Illinois State DREAM Act Passes Today in Bipartisan Vote

May 30th, 2011 · 7 Comments

Illinois is quickly becoming a state that advances more progressive immigration solutions. This Memorial Day the Illinois House passed the state’s version of the DREAM Act in a 60-54 vote and is headed to the Governor’s desk, where Governor Quinn is expected to sign the bill this week. Earlier this month Governor Quinn notified the […]

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Tags: Education · Immigration

Redefining the American Education Debate

May 18th, 2011 · 3 Comments

By Matt Stieglitz A few weeks ago, the Obama administration outlined its “steps” for improving Latino education, including: $4 billion school improvement grants; a request for additional Head Start and Early Head Start funding; and a program to train more Latino teachers. Most importantly, “mechanisms” are being put in place to significantly boost the college […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Education · Supreme Court

DREAM Act Reintroduced in Congress

May 11th, 2011 · No Comments

Today the DREAM Act was reintroduced in the House and the Senate, but this immigration legislation faces a steeper climb in the current congress. Harry Reid and Dick Durbin introduced it in the Senate, and in the House, Reps. Berman, Roybal-Allard, and Ros-Lehtinen introduced the lower chamber’s version. Notably absent from co-sponsoring in the Senate […]

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Tags: Education · Immigration · Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard

I’m In, Should You Be?

April 18th, 2011 · 9 Comments

By Matt Stieglitz For those who have avoided a computer for the past few weeks, President Obama’s social media team is gearing up for his 2012 run with his ‘Are You In?’ campaign on Facebook. Essentially, one clicks that they’re “in”, gets bombarded with options to help with the campaign, and it’s off to the […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · community organizing and activism · Cuba · Democratic Party · Education · GOP · health care · Immigration · Republican Party