SJWPC Letter to NJ Education Commissioner Dr. Lamont Repollet 4/16/19
We are appalled and disappointed that children in Camden City are unable to receive a quality education, with neighborhood schools, adequate supplies and curriculum and safe and secure buildings. As a District controlled by the State of New Jersey, it is the State’s responsibility to ensure an equitable education for ALL New Jersey students.
The $27 million budget deficit is a result of the State’s mismanagement of the District and the continued lack of concern for children of color, who suffer disparities in our state that are among the highest in the nation. Read more…
The day the Alt-right (nazis) came to chocolate city 8/20/18
by Shevone Torres
I arrived in D.C. 2 days before the action took place. You can feel the tension. The moment I stepped foot in Washington D.C. I was overwhelmed by the amount of police presence. Read more…
Judge Kavanaugh Must Be Stopped 8/02/2018
by Casey Olesko, Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey
Let’s be crystal clear: the right to access safe and legal abortion in the United States is on the line. With the recent nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the future of abortion access, reproductive health care, LGBTQ rights, the environment, voting rights, and the right to be free from discrimination in this country are all in question. Read more
Yes, We Do Care: Help Reunite Families Separated at the Border 7/10/2018
by Karly Grossman
Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in his public announcement of the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy (a month into making it official and a year after “piloting” the policy) equated parents fleeing violence and trying to save their children’s lives with human traffickers. “If you are smuggling a child, then we will prosecute you, and that child will be separated from you as required by law.
There is Nowhere to Hide in My Classroom 2/14/2018
by Summer Maher
When I enter my school in the morning, I expect to be annoyed. I expect to be exhausted and pissed off and ready to go home before homeroom even begins. When I enter my school in the morning, I do not expect to get shot.
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