As a college student, I love this whole phenomenon of the “sharing economy.” That’s the term economists use to define a community of people who freely share and swap resources, often managed online through websites or forums. Turns out, actually paying for stuff, or just throwing it out, is so 2011–if you can share it instead.
For many it’s hard to imagine what drives a person to become a public defender, but “True Believers in Justice,”…
As recently as a year ago, schools across the country, including the middle school in San Francisco where I used to teach, were toning down security. But since the school shooting in Newtown, school districts across the San Francisco Bay Area are ramping up safety measures.
A report released last Thursday says that the state of Mississippi has been disproportionately pushing its students from classrooms into courtrooms.
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.
Facebook says you’ve got to be at least 13 to sign-up, yet there are millions of underage users, giving away…
When I walk through my school’s cafeteria doors and reach the food counter, I’m usually disappointed: To me, the salad…
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.