A report released last Thursday says that the state of Mississippi has been disproportionately pushing its students from classrooms into courtrooms.
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According to the National Employment Law Center (NELP), about 65 million Americans have a criminal record. The rapid expansion of online record searches has made it easier for employers to run background checks on potential employees, and more challenging for potential employees to get a job. According to a 2010 survey by the Society for Human Resources Management, nearly 90 percent of employers surveyed, revealed that they conducted criminal background checks on job applicants.
On Thursday, WNYC provided a glimpse into the life of a young woman living in New York City who, despite the state’s laws regulating how companies are able to use background checks to screen job applicants, can’t find work because of her criminal record.
I was sad when I heard about the 26 innocent people who were killed at the school last Friday, but I wasn’t shocked. Shootings happen every day, especially where I’m from.
Over 130 cars full of Oakland, Calif. residents lined up as early as 6 a.m. this past Saturday outside of Saint Benedict’s church to get rid of their guns in exchange for $200 cash.