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The Voting Rights Act 52 Years Later

You mean the Voting Rights Act of 1965?

Yes. That one. The one signed exactly 52 years ago today by the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B. 459 more words

Creating the Future

James Lorenz died  earlier this year. In the late 1960s  Lorenz  showed  himself to be one of the most important  social entrepreneurs of the second half of the Twentieth Century.   798 more words


We still must get the every student succeeds act right

In late March, President Trump signed a resolution to invalidate a regulation designed to help implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This move will create tremendous confusion among states that are currently in the middle of putting the new law in place in time for the 2017-2018 school year. 749 more words


Original sin?

No one ever accused American conservatives of being particularly original. They started with a story about the failure of government programs and they stick with it, against all evidence. 569 more words

Shameless Self-Promotion

Back in 1969 I worked  in a legal services office in the Imperial Valley  on the California-Mexican Border.   Most of our clients were Mexican-Americans who had the usual poor people legal problems–rent arrears,  welfare, and  consumer debt. 836 more words

John Denvir

"The Roots of Poverty"

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This April 15, 2013, piece found on the Huffington Post website written by Bruce Hartford, a member of the Civil Rights Movement Veterans, talks about a perspective on what the real causes of poverty may be while taking a look beneath the surface of the issue.