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[OP-ED]: The importance of minority teachers in our schools

 04/27/2017 - 14:30
According to a new statistical analysis by the U.S. Department of Education, even though minority teachers remain underrepresented, both the number and proportion of minority teachers in elementary and high schools grew by 104 percent between 1987-88 and 2011-12, compared with 38 percent growth in the number of white teachers.
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Black teachers make a difference.

I know because I attended a prestigious college-preparatory public high school in the heart of Chicago where approximately half of the teachers were black. They included my AP Biology teacher and AP English teacher, several of my art teachers, one of my history teachers, a chemistry teacher -- and probably many more I’m forgetting in the haze of the past quarter-century.

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According to a new statistical analysis by the U.S. Department of Education, even though minority teachers remain underrepresented, both the number and proportion of minority teachers in elementary and high schools grew by 104 percent between 1987-88 and 2011-12, compared with 38 percent growth in the number of white teachers.

[OP-ED]: La importancia de los maestros de minorías en nuestras escuelas

 04/27/2017 - 14:27
Según un nuevo análisis estadístico del Departamento de Educación de Estados Unidos, aunque los maestros de minorías siguen sub-representados, tanto el número como la proporción de los maestros de minorías en la escuela elemental y secundaria crecieron en un 104 por ciento entre 1987-88 y 2011-12, comparado con un crecimiento de un 38 por ciento de los maestros blancos. 
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Los maestros negros son un factor importante.

Lo sé porque asistí a una prestigiosa escuela secundaria pública en el corazón de Chicago, donde aproximadamente la mitad de los profesores eran negros. Entre ellos, mi profesor de Biología AP e Inglés AP, varios de mis profesores de Arte, uno de mis profesores de Historia, un profesor de Química—y probablemente muchos otros que no recuerdo en la bruma de un cuarto de siglo.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:30am
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Según un nuevo análisis estadístico del Departamento de Educación de Estados Unidos, aunque los maestros de minorías siguen sub-representados, tanto el número como la proporción de los maestros de minorías en la escuela elemental y secundaria crecieron en un 104 por ciento entre 1987-88 y 2011-12, comparado con un crecimiento de un 38 por ciento de los maestros blancos. 

Are Latino students worse at Math?

 04/26/2017 - 05:53
President Barack Obama views student projects created on laptops during a tour at Mooresville Middle School in Mooresville, N.C., June 6, 2013 (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

A new paper examines how race affects a student's Math education and the creation of racial advantages and disadvantages at school.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 5:30am
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President Barack Obama views student projects created on laptops during a tour at Mooresville Middle School in Mooresville, N.C., June 6, 2013 (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Presidential Elections in France: En Marche!

 04/23/2017 - 17:43
French presidential election candidate for the 'En Marche!' (Onwards!) political movement, Emmanuel Macron celebrates after the first round of the French presidential elections in Paris, France, 23 April 2017. EFE/EPA/YOAN VALAT
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As a result of the first round of French presidential elections, Emmanuel Macron (center) and Marine Le Pen (far right) are the French people's favorite candidates.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 5:30pm
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French presidential election candidate for the 'En Marche!' (Onwards!) political movement, Emmanuel Macron celebrates after the first round of the French presidential elections in Paris, France, 23 April 2017. EFE/EPA/YOAN VALAT

Elecciones Presidenciales en Francia: ¡En Marcha!

 04/23/2017 - 17:28
Candidato presidencial francés para el 'En Marche!' Emmanuel Macron celebra después de la primera vuelta de las elecciones presidenciales francesas en París, Francia, 23 de abril de 2017. EFE/EPA/YOAN VALAT
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Como resultado de la primera ronda de las elecciones presidenciales francesas, Emmanuel Macron (centro) y  Marine Le Pen (extrema derecha) son los candidatos favoritos del pueblo francés.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 5:30pm
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Candidato presidencial francés para el 'En Marche!' Emmanuel Macron celebra después de la primera vuelta de las elecciones presidenciales francesas en París, Francia, 23 de abril de 2017. EFE/EPA/YOAN VALAT

Bill O’Reilly won't be back at Fox News

 04/20/2017 - 03:44
A view of a sign promoting Bill O'Reilly's show at Fox News Channels' studios following a protest by people who were calling on the network to fire O'Reilly for sexual harassment allegations against him in New York, New York, USA, 18 April 2017.  EFE/JUSTIN LANE
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 Media giant 21st Century Fox on Wednesday announced the ouster of Fox News television host Bill O"Reilly amid accusations of sexual harassment presented against him.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 3:30pm
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A view of a sign promoting Bill O'Reilly's show at Fox News Channels' studios following a protest by people who were calling on the network to fire O'Reilly for sexual harassment allegations against him in New York, New York, USA, 18 April 2017.  EFE/JUSTIN LANE

Bill O’Reilly no regresará a Fox News

 04/19/2017 - 15:48
Vista del cartel promocional del programa del presentador Bill O'Reilly, frente a los estudios del canal de noticias Fox, donde un grupo de manifestantes se reunieron para pedir al canal de noticias el despido del presentador, por acusaciones de presunto acoso sexual, en Nueva York (Estados Unidos). EFE/JUSTIN LANE
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De acuerdo con una declaración de la cadena Fox, el presentador Bill O’Reilly se habría quedado sin trabajo después del escándalo de acoso sexual que le costó a la corporación millones de dólares en anuncios publicitarios

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 3:30pm
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Vista del cartel promocional del programa del presentador Bill O'Reilly, frente a los estudios del canal de noticias Fox, donde un grupo de manifestantes se reunieron para pedir al canal de noticias el despido del presentador, por acusaciones de presunto acoso sexual, en Nueva York (Estados Unidos). EFE/JUSTIN LANE

Whose side are you on Mr. Untermeyer?

 04/11/2017 - 09:33

Michael Untermeyer is being questioned for a previous political ad he ran while running as a republican.

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Monday, April 10, 2017 - 4:15pm
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Michael Untermeyer's old campaign ad is putting his campaign under a magnifying glass.

[OP-ED]: Is the American dream on a ‘self-defeating quest’?

 04/04/2017 - 15:06
 La mayor parte del nuevo libro del economista Tyler Cowen, titulado “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream”, es una lectura mega-deprimente.
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Inequality is rising. Segregation by socioeconomic class, educational attainment and race is skyrocketing. The country is generally less dynamic and more risk-averse -- when people have the opportunity to move for a better quality of life or more rewarding job, they tend to settle for staying put.

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Friday, March 31, 2017 - 9:45am
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Most of economist Tyler Cowen’s new book, “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream,” is a mega-depressing read.

[OP-ED]: ¿Es el ‘Sueño Americano’ una búsqueda vana?

 03/31/2017 - 10:00
 La mayor parte del nuevo libro del economista Tyler Cowen, titulado “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream”, es una lectura mega-deprimente.
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La desigualdad está aumentando. La segregación por clase socioeconómica, logros educativos y raza está creciendo a pasos agigantados. El país es, en general, menos dinámico y más reacio al riesgo—cuando la gente tiene la oportunidad de mudarse en busca de una vida mejor o de un empleo de más remuneración, tiende a conformarse y a quedarse donde está.

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Friday, March 31, 2017 - 9:45am
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Esther Cepeda
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 La mayor parte del nuevo libro del economista Tyler Cowen, titulado “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream”, es una lectura mega-deprimente.

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