Charles Rice Learning Center in South Dallas - An inner-city school--with an enrollment that is 99 percent African- American, 83 percent eligible for subsidized lunches, and nearly 70 percent living with one or neither parent--has students who consistently win city-wide math and computer contests, a choir group that has performed nationally, and achievement records that … Continue reading For all of us who educate children: Dalton Sherman: I believe in me. Do you?
Sometimes it takes the miracle of birth to put everything into perspective. I was priveleged enough to witness the birth of my second grandchild last week, a boy. What an experience. An experience that confirms my convictions more than ever to do my little part during my lifetime to stand up against the injustices to … Continue reading Life
As time passes I become more and more frustrated with the health care system in the U.S. Recently I found out that my 18 year old pregnant daughter is facing open heart surgery. On top of the emotional shock and drain this is causing on her and me, the amount of "stuff" she is going … Continue reading Health Care
The Bushites will not stop at elevating privatization of healthcare:The Bush administration, continuing its fight to stop states from expanding the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program, has adopted new standards that would make it much more difficult for New York, California and others to extend coverage to children in middle-income families. Administration officials outlined the … Continue reading Health care for children in the U.S.
According to an article in today's Salt Lake Tribune, more and more children in the U.S. are uninsured. The Deseret News, in its article today on the same issue, has a chart on the statistics. More than half of America's 9 million uninsured children live in two-parent families, a new analysis of 2005 U.S. census … Continue reading Uninsured Chidlren Numbers Increase
Residents in Utah without health insurance increased by 40,000 in one year. The ranks of Utah's uninsured grew by 1 percent between 2004 and 2005, according to a recently released report from the Utah Department of Health. There are about 300,000 Utahns without health insurance and 46 million Americans. The latter figure includes about 8 … Continue reading Utah’s Uninsured Population Rising
Wasatch Front and Ogden Schools have decided to keep "non-diet" sodas out of public schools in vending machines. Vendors will be supplying "healthier" drinks with lower caloric content instead. Under the agreement, diet soda that contains less than 10 calories per serving would still be sold in public high schools but only unsweetened juice, low-fat … Continue reading Utah schools offer healthier drinks – good start