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What About Repeat Child Protection Families?

Peter Choate 2014/07/23

A study just released in the United Kingdom, talks about repeat families within the child welfare system. Researchers from Manchester and Brunel Universities discovered, upon reviewing court records, that 7.143 mothers were involved in repeat child protection cases involving 22, 790 children. Those who work the front lines of child protection will feel a certain… Continue Reading »

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The Silence is Deafening the Road to Education Reform

Dan Scratch 2014/07/23

Recently, I have become involved in researching, understanding, and advocating against any corporate involvement in Alberta Education’s curriculum redesign. As I’ve become more involved in talking to teachers throughout the province on this issue, I understand that there are a wide variety of opinions within the teaching community on education reform. Some teachers have told… Continue Reading »

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Power of Older Adults vs. the Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision

Alice Fisher 2014/07/23

What century is this? I have been obsessed lately with the retrograde decision made by the Supreme Court in the Hobby Lobby case. Not only is it an outstanding example of the ongoing abasement of women and women’s health needs, it is a blow to the entire concept of democracy. This decision rips the fabric… Continue Reading »

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Wal-Mart Being Sued for Disability Discrimination by the EEOC in Chicago

Vilissa Thompson 2014/07/22

Earlier this month, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) took action by filing a lawsuit against Wal-Mart for allegations that the supermarket chain unjustly fired an employee with an intellectual disability who worked at the Rochford Walmart store in Illinois.  The grounds of the lawsuit pertains to the claim that the store revoked the… Continue Reading »

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Digital Native or Digital Colonized?

Philip Patston 2014/07/19

The phrase “digital native” has evolved pretty effortlessly into the common lexicon in the last five years, but is it accurate or a misnomer? The most relevant definition of “native” in this context is “belonging to a person by birth or to a thing by nature; inherent” (Dictionary.com). So do iPads, Facebook, X-box anything else in… Continue Reading »

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Archie Comics Debuts New Character with a Disability

Vilissa Thompson 2014/07/14

On June 18th, the anticipated issue of Archie Comics featuring a new character that is a wheelchair user had hit comic book stores. Harper, the cousin to the diva socialite Veronica Lodge, made her debut, and boy, are those within the disability and comic book communities buzzing about it. Harper, from various news articles published… Continue Reading »

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