(Photo) “Pro Woman, Pro Child, Pro Choice | Get Your Laws Out of My Uterus!”
I am 26 with a BA in Communication that put me 30k in debt. I spent 4 years after college looking for “professional work” while working multiple part-time jobs that would not give me full time hours in order to avoid having to give me benefits (i.e. health insurance & vacation pay). I was lucky enough to earn a Graduate Assistantship that has gotten me back in school but loan collectors still call me and my family seeking to collect on my loans from my time as an undergrad. Should I tell the freshmen I teach that this is what they have to look forward to? I am the 99%
I’m a college student and reading stuff like this just depresses me
What The Hell of the Day: A full-scale investigation has been launched by Gwinnett County Schools in Georgia into controversial math homework, which asked third-grade students to calculate the amount of cotton a slave would collect and the number of beatings he would receive in a week.
“Who would think of such questions to ask third-grade children?” asked parent Nicole Thompson, whose 8-year-old brought the questions to her attention.
According to the school district, the questionable questioned were penned by a teacher who sought to “reinforce social studies lessons through math.” It has since come to light that the homework was seen and approved by all nine third-grade teachers.
“We are looking at what human resources actions may be taken so I do believe that is a hard stance trying to determine what does that situation warrant,” said district spokeswoman Sloan Roach.
NAACP of Georgia has called on the school to fire the teacher responsible and reprimand all other parties involved in approving the lesson.
“To trivialize the suffering of slavery, and to put in a word game in math work sheet is unconscionable,” community activist Jennifer Falk is quoted as saying.
I just LOVE when young people use their VOICE!
SO COOL: when 14 year old hockey player Lexi Peters noticed that EA Games’ NHL line had no female avatar options, she wrote EA a letter asking why:
“It is unfair to women and girl hockey players all around the world,” Lexi wrote. “I have to be represented by a man … and that is not fun.”
“Women’s hockey is a fast-growing sport,” she added. “I am confident that I’m not the only woman interested in the opportunity to create herself in the game.”
EA’s response? Not only did they totally agree with her, they immediately started designs for a female avatar—based on Lexi! Read more about it here.
(Photo) 84-year-old Dorli Rainey is helped away by fellow activists after she was pepper sprayed in the face by police at an Occupy Seattle protest last night.
Wow. And police officers wonder why they have a bad rep. Stop trying to fight protesters. There are murders and drug dealers out there to catch
#risks life safe
What would life be without risks?
Well, boring and safe.
We would still be living without electricity, civil rights, woman’s rights….
When life hands you a risk… take it! Embrace it!
WHERE WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO VISIT ON YOUR PLANET?
That’s a tough one. I guess I would have to say…. Australia