Thursday, July 31, 2014
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EDIT: To Teach for America or not to Teach for America

Since 2006, Hawaii has relied on Teach for America to fill approximately 9 percent of job openings on its islands each year. From 2012 to 2013 this organization has received $870,000 in state funding and, according to state education department spokesman Alex Da Silva, it has been a “valuable component” of the state’s education system. […]

EDIT: Reality TV does not glamorize teen pregnancy or parenting

he best way to glamorize a lifestyle is give it airtime on television. Watching people drink and flirt on reality TV romanticizes a partying lifestyle, making mistakes like blacking out humorous. This logic falls short for MTV shows like “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom,” according to a United States Centers for Disease Control and […]

EDIT: Spare the Spanish program

State officials are looking to scrap a dual language program that emphasizes making students fluent in both Spanish and English at Dever Elementary School in Dorchester, one of the most diverse towns in the Boston area. According to a state report from this year about the Dever School, the overemphasis on Spanish has played a […]

EDIT: Salute instead of disrobing

The Kappa Sigma fraternity at MIT has created a charity event called the “Nearly Naked Nearly Mile” in honor of Officer Sean Collier, the MIT police officer who was allegedly killed last year by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. This charity event in which fraternity boys, among others, will run a “nearly mile” will take […]

EDIT: BUPD’s Delay was reasonable

The Boston University Police Department received a bomb threat in the admissions building from an unidentified individual on Thursday. This call came in between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., and BUPD officials cleared the scene by 11:50 a.m. To ensure the safety of the students and residents in the area, in the span of an […]