To Spend, or Not To Spend

Remember little Angel from Texas who was denied service to special education from my first post? Justice finally came. Last Thursday, a federal court has ruled that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) owes the federal government $33.3 million for reducing its spending on special education in the 2011-2012 school year. How did this happen in... Continue Reading →

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How do we tell the children? The conversation after yet another hate crime in America

Editor’s note/content warning: this blog contains content that may be triggering or harmful to some readers regarding mass shootings and hate crimes Less than 300 miles away from my everyday university routine, a massacre took place at the Tree Hill synagogue in Pittsburgh leaving 11 dead. That morning many of us woke up to the... Continue Reading →

Costume Controversy

  Image Courtesy of cbsnews “Make America Great Again.” One might see this slogan almost everywhere around the U.S., but nobody could imagine seeing it as a part of Halloween. The Idaho school district Facebook photos of middle school teachers became a part of a huge debate because some teachers were wearing sombreros, ponchos and dark... Continue Reading →

Artivism Continues.

In my last blog, I wrote about Fujii, a far-right Japanese nationalist who made into headlines for kicking a Statue of Peace - a statue memorializing Japanese military “comfort women” - that was recently enacted in Taiwan. Several days after the kicking incident, Nikkei Asian Review, a moderately conservative Japanese newspaper released a report that... Continue Reading →

Keep ‘Em Alive: Indigenous Languages

Intiq (Sun). Yacu (Water). Alili (Violet). Atsá (Eagle). Chimo (Greetings). Yabber (Talk).  Can you guess what all of these words have in common? All of these words are from indigenous languages: Quechua (Peru), Kichwa (Ecuador), Tagalog (Philippines). Dińe (Southwestern United States), Eskimo-Aleut (Greenland, Canada, Alaska), and Aboriginal (Australia), respectively. All of these indigenous languages and many... Continue Reading →

Immigrant Alert

Children are often the ones who are affected greatly by the policies aiming to punish their parents. In the case of immigrants crossing into the U.S illegally, they even face the risk of being separated from their parents due to the “zero-tolerance” immigration policy. Migrant families with undocumented status in the U.S. now have a... Continue Reading →

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