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The Investigative Sociology project at Sonoma State University (SSU) and Media Freedom Foundation are conducting a study on the commonalities of law enforcement related deaths in the United States. We are seeking to conduct telephone interviews with individuals in families of people who have died in a law enforcement related incident within the past twenty years. Students […]
Cyber Charter Schools have been expanding in numbers in the United States since 2003. Over 190 schools are now labeled as Cyber Charter Schools. These schools are being called “21st century learning” which advocates for a more technology based and student-centered curriculum. Cyber Charter Schools are being used as a way to undermine teachers and in particular teacher […]
President Obama is in support of a national database that will hold the DNA of all people who get arrested on suspicion of a felony or gross misdemeanor. It is important to note that the DNA will be taken (usually swabbing the inner cheek) from all people who are arrested, not just people who are convicted. […]
Charter schools are more racially isolated than traditional public schools in virtually every state and large metropolitan area in the country. A nationwide report study from UCLA based on an analysis of Federal government data and an examination of charter schools in 40 states and the District of Columbia, along with several dozen metropolitan areas with large […]
The rising levels of the Nile Delta are beginning to endanger many of the crops and food supply in Egypt. Most of Egypt’s 80 million people are crammed into the fertile landscape, where the Nile ends its epic journey half the length of Africa, and fans out into a series of tributaries and lakes, before […]