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May 16, 2017 • George A. Polisner

Democracy and Civic Participation  For a healthy and vibrant democracy to be sustained, people need to be informed, educated, and engaged. The concept of the “Townsquare” or Athenian agora, a meeting place where people of all ages can meet and share po …

GOP Claims Huge AHCA Savings Without Math

May 15, 2017 • Iziah Thompson

If you’ve been following the action in Congress, or have been on Twitter, or have simply turned on the news, you know that commentary about the GOP’s new health care bill is inescapable. Last week, Republicans passed the American Health Care Act of 201 …

School Solitary Confinement: Should Disabled Children be Locked in School Closets?

May 6, 2017 • Mary Hollowell

On July 10, 2010, school solitary confinement, also known as school seclusion, was banned in Georgia by the Department of Education. Parents, writers, and lawyers had been advocating against the practice for years. Old rules for school seclusion stated …

What the Heck is a Charter School?

May 5, 2017 • Iziah Thompson

Should Maine have more charter schools? Most people know that charter schools are controversial but don’t really know why. Supporters of charter schools say that the schools foster innovation; critics object to money being sucked out of public educatio …

NYC Veterans’ Alliance Trains Vets Nationwide to Run for Elected Offices

May 5, 2017 • Naomi Wolf

https://youtu.be/C6STzG-X0B8 Operation Enduring Freedom Veteran from NYC Veterans’ Alliance, Capt. Kristen Rouse, trains vets nationwide to run for elected office. Vets, tune in! Donate to NYC Veterans Alliance here. And contact them if you wish traini …

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