Cross-national comparison of educational performance has become an important building block for national educational policies (Martens, Rusconi, & Leuze, 2007; Meyer & Benevot, 2013).
Now as the dust has settled after an unforgettable visit from Pope Francis, we are left to face an emotional Speaker of the House exiting a tumultuous Republican Party in Congress and the growing threat of a stubbornly ultra-right agenda.
A recent Pew Research Center study examined these trends. Their report predicts that in 2055, no racial or ethnic group will hold a majority. According to their data, the US of 2055 will be 46 percent white, 24 percent Hispanic, 14 percent Asian and 13 percent black.
With the monkey off his back, Boehner is expected to push through a bipartisan government funding bill that avoids a government shutdown. But paying the light bill isn't exactly a valiant bow-out or a game changer for his party's ailing long-term health.
The party in its current state suffers from a toxic form of insufferable certainty based on a track record that has proven consistently wrong, rendering it unable to compromise. Eschewing that compromise is the hallmark of American democracy.
Perhaps the media is misconstruing the true pulse of the Latinos when it discusses the possibility of Latinos being turned off by the Republican Party because of Trump rather than being turned off because the party has a long history of anti-Latino politics and policies.
Whenever I hear people talk of keeping "them" out by building a wall or whatever method, I can't help but feel the sad irony of it. I really don't understand how folks can forget that truth about the history of the United States.
The facts about migration from and via Mexico are well known. Yet too many presidential hopefuls seem more intent on securing their electoral base, employing an inflammatory rhetoric vilifying Mexicans, urging billions of dollars for yet more walls, and vying to trump one another's "tougher-than-thou" posture.
Prevention is the only protection. So if Illegal migration is a burning issue for you today, please re-examine your resistance to climate change.
Earlier this week, the Center for Migration Studies (CMS) hosted an event on an important report authored by Charles Kamasaki, Susan Timmons and Courtney Tudi, titled "Immigration Reform and Administrative Relief for 2014 and Beyond."
American visitors were rare back then. Yet they welcomed me, an American woman from an "enemy state" with open arms. Now, 25 years later, I am in Hungary and they are coming, expecting the same sort of open arms. Instead they find fences and fear.
For Jeb Bush it's not just a foot in mouth problem. He has a long record of following through on his extreme rhetoric. A Bush presidency would mean four -- maybe eight -- years of a president with little to no regard for people who don't agree with him or don't act as he thinks they should.
Since the Donald Trump phenomenon began I have asked a simple question: "Which has the best chance to reach fruition: Donald Trump becoming presiden...
I don't get angry about immigration, legal or otherwise, or about women in power, or about people with Asian or Spanish accents trying to make lives for themselves or their families in the United States.This is, old angry people, the future of America. You can rage against it and try to build fences and you may win in the very short run. But in the long run, you will lose.
We have to give Mr. Trump much respect; he knows how to interpret anger, distrust, mistreatment and fear into musical symphonies that is targeted to a specific audience.
Many evangelicals are wondering when we will return to the grown-up conversations that we were having just a short time ago. Evangélicos are calling for bridge-builders and solutionists who seek to wisely and circumspectly "break down walls of separation."