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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | What the World Needs Now Is

What the World Needs Now Is…

Respect, compromise, and motivation. We are going through an uneasy time, one of uprooting, change, and civil war. Nations are over-throwing their government, governments are over-throwing their nations, things are happening at a rapid pace and we have to keep up. Social justice, educational justice, economic, and environmental justice are all at risk, and it’s important to keep up our morals and ideals even in this time of constant hardship.…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | State Moves Aid From Schools to Families

State Moves Aid From Schools to Families

As if the funding for schools wasn’t bad enough as it is, state legislators are proposing and implementing a process that will make it even worse: taking money from the public school funding and giving to families instead. The idea is that families can use the money to take their children out of public schools and enroll them in the school that they believe to be best for their child; whether that…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | New York City's Education: No Longer Looking Quite So Bleak

New York City’s Education: No Longer Looking Quite So Bleak

Remember that blog post from January concerning how the Bloomberg administration lost New York City hundreds of millions of dollars in Federal Aid for Education? Well, it seems to have all worked out! Legislative leaders were quoted on Monday saying that they had reached an agreement to help New York City and its teachers’ union settle on an evaluation system, finally. Under this new agreement, they have until May 29th…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Education vs. Lecturing Don’t lecture me

Education vs. Lecturing; Don’t lecture me.

In the society we live in today, a four year degree from a college or university is almost necessary to obtain a decent job. Financial aid and scholarships are provided for many students to make their way through their education (although that area still needs some serious work) and at the end of the whole experience the students get a degree, a college experience, and a fair share of loans…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Power, Women and Gray Twilight

Power, Women and Gray Twilight

In October 2012 Alec Ross gave the following TEDx talk on his 1,298 Days Working Under Hillary Clinton. This talk is relevant for economic, educational, environmental and social justice. Listen, enjoy, and take action. TEDx description: Alec Ross is Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a role created for him that blends technology with diplomacy. As Secretary Clinton’s “tech guru,” Ross has lead the State Department’s…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | The Learning Virtues

The Learning Virtues

We came across this article and found it thought provoking regarding Educational Justice: By DAVID BROOKS Published: February 28, 2013 Jin Li grew up in China during the Cultural Revolution. When the madness was over, the Chinese awoke to discover that far from overleaping the West, they were “economically destitute and culturally barren.” This inspired an arduous catch-up campaign. Students were recruited to learn what the West had to offer.…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Some reflections on this Season of Light

Some reflections on this Season of Light

Dear Friends and Colleagues, February and March are significant months for festivals and observances for Jews and Iranians, and interestingly Jews and Iranians (or rather ancient Persians) feature on opposite sides of one of those celebrations/observances from this weekend, and in both of them as described below. The observance or festival I am referring to is the festival of Purim, which, as tradition has it, is a celebration of the…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Opinion: What is Justice?

Opinion: What is Justice?

I will start out by saying that I absolutely love every aspect of what I do for a living. My daily life pretty much consists of peeking into the realities of different areas in the world, understanding those realities, and documenting them. It is the ultimate set up for a mind like mine, which constantly thrives on knowing more. However, the more I know, the more I realize that I…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Educational Justice for New York City Schools Looks Bleak

Educational Justice for New York City Schools Looks Bleak

Thursday was a tough day for New York City students and staff, as the Bloomberg administration and the New York City teachers union said that they had failed to come to a conclusion on a new system for evaluating teachers. This system would be responsible for evaluating 75,000 teachers and would also allow for $450 million in federal aid towards the improvement of the NYC school system. Losing sights on…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | The Morning News is a Contradiction in Terms

The Morning News is a Contradiction in Terms

I used to get up and watch a network morning news show every morning. A slug of coffee, and a slug of hard information I figured was the perfect cocktail for the responsible citizen. But a few years back, these high profile shows went from news to fan dancer. Now the programming is a burlesque with little behind the programming but another fan revealing nothing even as the anchors are…

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