January 2012 Archives

Matt Amaral

Should Students Get to Evaluate Teachers? I Think So

By Matt Amaral, Jan 27, 2012 1:44 PM

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The debate about evaluating teachers is heating up. It isn’t heating up in any kind of real discussion by those who want to become president—they’d rather focus on whether or not to build an oil pipeline through one of our largest water supplies to create an estimated 200 jobs. But for people who follow education, which is almost no one, the value-added debate is picking up steam, and has been for awhile now.

America’s Voice Education Fund

Why Romney Polls Ahead of Gingrich Among FL Latino Voters

By America’s Voice Education Fund, Jan 27, 2012 8:50 AM

America's Voice

WASHINGTON – Given that Latino voters across the country view immigration as a defining, threshold issue and noting how Mitt Romney has embraced a hardline immigration stance, it may surprise some observers that Romney continues to poll ahead of other candidate alternatives among Florida Latinos in the upcoming primary election.

Michele Waslin

The Real Meaning of "Self-Deportation"

By Michele Waslin, Jan 26, 2012 8:20 AM

Immigration Policy Center

WASHINGTON -- The term “self-deportation” has found its way into the GOP presidential primary race, with candidate Mitt Romney outlining a vague immigration platform which includes "self-deportation," or the idea that unauthorized immigrants will voluntarily choose to leave the U.S. if life here is made unbearable enough. While "self-deportation" may be a new idea to some, those who monitor immigration policy understand that it is code for “attrition through enforcement” - a plan pursued by extremist immigration-control organizations in Congress and state houses across the nation.

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

Oh! Oshogatsu! Missing Japanese New Year's Day-Adventures in Multicultural Living

By Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, Jan 19, 2012 12:07 PM

My daughter Hao Hao once dressed as a bag of Koda Farms rice for Halloween. The doorbell rings. The dog barks. I turn on the porch light, open the front door, and…

Marisa Treviño

Latino GOP Group to GOP Women's Org: Don't Host Speaker from Hate Group

By Marisa Treviño, Jan 17, 2012 9:00 AM


Since 2007, many young and new Latino voters have, from time to time, written into Latina Lista to ask how I could publish the viewpoints and stories of Latinos who self-identify as Republicans. It’s a natural question from those newly engaged in the nation’s civic process, especially the young.




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