There is an answer to public education's poor performance: money; we will have to pay for it, just as we pay for a massive military budget.
This past weekend millions of people celebrated a giant step forward on this nation's evolutionary path - the Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states.
At its base "white skin privilege" tells white working folks that they do actually benefit from racism.
In 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, preparing to run for a fourth term, proposed a "Second Bill of Rights" for post World War II U.S.
In 2012, I started working at Burger King. I thought it was a great chance to make money on the side. I was sadly mistaken.
"We ran a positive campaign. We kept it focused on the issues and the residents of Ward 20 responded. Democracy is the real winner in this campaign."
America has to see this struggle in a different light. Unions cannot fight this battle alone.
Both parents are working in over 60 percent of families, but the U.S. remains the only developed country without a paid family and sick leave policy.
I remember the words attributed to my favorite American humorist, Mark Twain: "Figures don't lie, but liars can sure figure."
Workers are being made to work harder, longer - and there is no respite, not even sick leave.