Student Loan Forgiveness 2017- Don’t Panic (YET)

https://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/student-loan-ranger/articles/2017-04-05/student-loan-borrowers-dont-panic-about-forgiveness-eligibility Last week, the Student Loan Ranger heard from a lot of panicked student loan borrowers who had read about a lawsuit that several borrowers and the American Bar Association filed against the Department of Education. These individuals had submitted employment verification certificates under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program and were initially told that … More Student Loan Forgiveness 2017- Don’t Panic (YET)

Short Synopsis of 58 page Court Opinion- Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. Army Corps of Engineers #nodapl

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA  STANDING ROCK SIOUX TRIBE, et al.,  Plaintiffs v. Civil Action No. 16-1534 (JEB) U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, et al., Defendants. Disclaimer: I am not an expert in Indian or Environmental Law. I am a Lawyer/ Activist/ Educator with a sincere interest in the rights and … More Short Synopsis of 58 page Court Opinion- Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. Army Corps of Engineers #nodapl

Enforced Assimilation- “English Only versus “Dirty Spanish”

Education for Autonomy Speaker Collective member, Irene Monica Sanchez, shares spectacular insight into the importance of preserving and celebrating our children’s second language.  Excerpt below…link to full article at end. Published on TeleSUR  September 7, 2016.  ___________________________________________________________ The video of a school bus driver’s violent outburst against a Latino child shows that we are still … More Enforced Assimilation- “English Only versus “Dirty Spanish”

Federal Rights of English Language Learners- Are Teachers Following the Law?

The Obama administration released guidelines Wednesday that highlight the civil rights of students learning English as a second language, who under federal law are guaranteed targeted help and a high-quality public education. There are about 5 million English-language learners in the United States, or about 9 percent of all public school students, and the number is increasing. … More Federal Rights of English Language Learners- Are Teachers Following the Law?