Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Education
No Lost Irony
Posted on Friday May 15, 2015
On Thursday morning, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a “field” hearing on the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP), or the D.C. school vouchers program at Archbishop Carroll High School, where a large percentage of the students receive these vouchers. The Reform Movement has a long history of opposing voucher programs, not […]
The Modern Plagues of Inequality
Posted on Thursday April 02, 2015
On Passover, we remember the ten plagues that were put upon the Egyptian people. Thousands of years later, modern-day plagues of inequality should ignite contemporary responses to combat these injustices. Many of the most vulnerable members of our society are disproportionately affected; they cannot be “passed over” or ignored, especially during this important holiday. As […]
NYC Mayor Adds Muslim Holidays to School Closings
Posted on Friday March 06, 2015
After much anticipation, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that all public schools in the five boroughs will now be closed for two Muslim holidays: Eid al-Adha, which marks the end of the Festival of the Sacrifice, and Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan at the end of the summer (this closing […]
Encouraged by the President’s Budget – But What’s Next?
Posted on Wednesday February 11, 2015
As people of faith, our Jewish values encourage us to advocate for systems that can lift people out of poverty. Jewish history also provides us with an example for helping the needy. During Talmudic times, much of tzedakah (justice) was done though tax-financed, community-run programs that helped those in needed, paralleling the social safety net that we continue […]
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