The Massachusetts Commissioner of Education has released an outline of its new school policy regarding gender equality, mandating that boys be allowed to use girls restrooms and locker rooms — and vice versa — if they contend that they prefer to identify with the opposite gender.
The 11-page document, written by Mitchell Chester, is stated to be in response to a gender identity law that was passed last July in the [...]
Tyson also notes how poverty is much higher in single-parent families than in those with married parents. But while she wants to increase taxes for the rich and pour money into education, she stops short of advocating policies to strengthen marriage.
Laura D’Andrea Tyson is a professor at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and served as chairwoman of the Council of Economic Advisers under [...]
WASHINGTON – The Justice Department on Friday told Alabama’s attorney general that it has the “express authority” to investigate potential federal civil rights violations in Alabama’s public schools authorized by the state’s controversial new immigration law.
Assistant US Attorney General Thomas Perez informed Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange of the federal government’s powers two days after Strange requested that the Justice Department cite what legal authority it had to collect enrollment [...]
If you get pregnant outside of their very narrow parameters of what’s acceptable (middle class, married, white), conservatives simply want you to suffer for it.
AlterNet / By Amanda Marcotte
Last week, “The Rachel Maddow Show” ran a story on Michigan politics that had footage so distressing it apparently created an avalanche of mail for the show. The new Republican governor of Michigan, Rick [...]
The country as a whole, will face a drop in living standards. Not only was the country living beyond its means, but so were many American families. The bubble hid the fact that the economic state of the nation was not as good as reported. The focus on GDP has been misleading. Many groups and segments in the U.S. already face weak prospects. According to BEA males in their 30′s [...]