The link between poverty and (mis)education

When it comes to economic inequality, and the cycle of poverty, I have been researching at my internship (New Haven Reads) how the lack of proper education contributes to the cycle of poverty. Specifically, the lack of suitable education, or education at all, provided for women creates a cycle of illiteracy, which results in the […]

Ladies (and gentlemen)? We march.

This is a Google map of the warming stations that are opening in and around the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday. It struck me this weekend that about the time the inaugural balls are winding down, and the new president is taking to Twitter to create his sham of a reality, my bus from Middletown, […]

Baltimore schools won’t close for Muslim holidays

On Tuesday, the Baltimore County school board failed to vote to close schools for Muslim holidays such as Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr, when they coincide with a school day. The dissenting school board members said the schools can only close for secular reasons. Oddly, the schools are closed over Christmas (not a secular holiday) and Easter (also not […]

Mormons to Trump: No. Thank you.

Über Mormon Mitt Romney is no fan of Republican presidential candidate (I still get a little shiver when I type that) Donald Trump, and it looks like the entire Mormon church will be turning their backs, as well. What does that mean? Read this. It might explain things. And thanks, Cynical, for the link.