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Gutting Family Planning Programs Will Only Increase Abortions

I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras for three years. Family planning and birth control were rudimentary at best in that small, struggling Central American republic. Not coincidentally, there were many unplanned births and extremely rapid population growth. When I was in Honduras, its population was increasing by more than 3 percent annually, at a rate that would double its size every 20 to 25 years.
 

Nevada Eager to Fill its Classrooms with Illegal Immigrant Teachers

Nevada’s AB27, a bill that would allow illegal immigrants to qualify for teaching credentials, is under consideration in the state assembly. The Nevada Department of Education requested AB27 in anticipation of a region-wide teacher shortage. Last year, Denver passed similar legislation.

CAPS Crowdifornia Student Video Competition Has Top Prize of $5,000

Students across the country have the opportunity to use their video production, research, storytelling and other creative skills to win the top prize of $5,000 when they enter the CAPS Crowdifornia video competition, which is now underway. The second-place winner will receive $2,500, and three runner-ups will each receive an iPhone 6.

Just to Reiterate: There’s No Shortage of U.S. STEM Workers

Billionaire tech moguls such as Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg never tire of warning us that America faces a terrible shortage of qualified workers in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math).

Census Bureau: Fewer Immigrants Speaking English at Home

Are They Missing Out on American Dream?

As a retired ESL instructor who spent 25 years teaching California’s immigrants how to speak English, or at least trying to teach them, the recently released findings from the U.S. Census Bureau disappoint me.

Prop 187 Back in the Headlines; Let’s Get the Facts Straight

In Tennessee, Demand for English Classes Barely Keeps Pace with New Immigrant Population

Since 1990, Tennessee’s immigrant population has increased about 400 percent. Many immigrants have arrived from not only Mexico but also Kurdistan and Somalia. Pre-1990, Tennessee had 64,000 immigrants; as of the 2010 Census, the total was 289,000.

Gov. Christie Faces Important Dream Act Decision

The Dream Act will soon face another important milestone, this time in New Jersey.

Napolitano the Magician Conjures $5 Million for UC’s Illegal Immigrant Students

UC SealLast week, University of California president Janet Napolitano announced that she would allocate $5 million to provide special counseling and financial aid to illegal immigrant students. According to reports, Napolitano designated the funds for yet unspecified purposes to dispel notions among some critics that she’s insensitive to UC’s illegal immigrant enrollment.

Debate III: Garbage Time for the Uninformed; Lies about U.S. Education, No Mention of Meddling Mexico

Post Debate III, analysts repeatedly commented that Monday night gave “undecided voters” one last chance to evaluate President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney. I disagree. Obama and Romney used the third debate as a platform for an all out effort to appeal to “uninformed” voters. Anyone with a modicum of understanding of domestic or foreign affairs spent the entire 90 minutes doubled over in laughter.

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