November 2011 Archives

Elisa Batista

Five Myths About California DREAMers

By Elisa Batista, Nov 29, 2011 6:10 AM

What is a California election without some good old-fashioned scapegoating? 

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

Distant Relatives versus Nearby Friends on Thanksgiving

By Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, Nov 17, 2011 12:02 PM

My parents say that there is a Chinese saying (there is always a Chinese saying) about how distant relatives are not as good as nearby friends. To illustrate, they recall the time our car broke down on the winding and treacherous Pacheco Pass after midnight and how our neighbor, Mr. Shigematsu, came to rescue us and did not get home until after 2 a.m. Our relatives in distant Los Angeles or San Francisco could not have done anything to help because they were too far away.

Marisa Treviño

More Latinas Going to College, But Many Drop Out

By Marisa Treviño, Nov 16, 2011 7:40 AM


The future of this country takes on desperate importance with each passing day given the ongoing debt debate, the continual low educational rankings of our school children compared to their global counterparts and the rising costs of higher education.




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