Social Justice

Angry Teachers

Teachers’ Union Leader: Janus Decision ‘Only Makes Us Angrier’

“In the face of right-wing attacks on public education and labor, we have come to understand that when we walk the walk with the community, we become exponentially more powerful,” she said, referring to how unions have joined forces with other progressive causes.

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Afghanistan Vows End to Using ‘Virginity Exams’ to Arrest Girls and Women

A new measure unveiled in Afghanistan in July to prohibit government health personnel from performing “invasive and medically meaningless vaginal and anal exams” on women and girls to ascertain whether they are “virgins” is a step in the right direction to protect women’s rights, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said this week in a statement welcoming the policy.

Nikolas Cruz appears in court for a status hearing before Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Cruz is facing 17 charges of premeditated murder in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. (Mike Stocker/Sun Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)

Commission Clears Obama-Era PROMISE Program of Blame for Broward Shooting

A Florida commission says the Obama-era PROMISE social justice program that allowed threatening and assaultive students identified as minorities to avoid normal channels of school discipline is not to blame for the Parkland school massacre in February by confessed shooter Nikolas Cruz.