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Day: <span>September 1, 2004</span>

WIR

This column received assurance that it does keep the readership “wired for success”.  The December 2003 column discussed RFIDs.  These are microchips placed in merchandise.  The RFIDs are a monitoring system to counteract employee pilfering and shoplifting.  Trouble is that they are not deactivated so if they are implanted on clothes, a person can be […]Read More

The Third-Grade Testing and Retention Policy is Damaging to Children

By Theodore M. Shaw and Elise C. Boddie There has been much controversy over New York City’s hastily devised third grade Testing and Retention Policy.  Under this policy, the decision to retain a Third Grade student is dictated primarily by the child’s scores on two citywide tests, English Language Arts and Mathematics.  Supporters of the […]Read More

The Third Grade Testing and Retention Policy is Damaging to

By Theodore M. Shaw and Elise C. Boddie There has been much controversy over New York City’s hastily devised third grade testing and retention policy.  Under this policy, the decision to retain a third grade student is dictated primarily by the child’s scores on two citywide tests, English Language Arts and Mathematics.  Supporters of the […]Read More

THE STATE OF AFFAIRS For Teachers of Color in the

By Debra Brunson, Betty Davis & Deborah Jacobs Historically, the Department of Education (the DOE, formerly known as the Board of Education) has prevented people of color from being hired into its system until the onset of the Human Rights/Civil Rights Movement of the Sixties. The DOE has expanded its war (waged against our youth) […]Read More

THE STATE OF AFFAIRS For Teachers of Color in the

By Debra Brunson, Betty Davis & Deborah Jacobs Historically, the Department of Education (the DOE, formerly known as the Board of Education) has prevented people of color from being hired into its system until the onset of the Human Rights/Civil Rights Movement of the Sixties. The DOE has expanded its war (waged against our youth) […]Read More

The

I recalled once walking into the Channel 7 studio to do a taping on my good friend Gil Noble’s television program Like It Is, when I saw one of the weather men briskly exiting the building. Often when we see each other he would give me one of his humorous jokes with a strong laugh. […]Read More

Sparking a Movement

I’m told it was standing room only at the House of the Lord Church on Monday August 23rd, 2004.  An all-star lined up of activists joined Pastor Herbert Daughtry to show their support to the Barron Campaign for Mayor.  Among those present were Percy Sulton, Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, Minister Keven Muhammad, Amiri Baraka, Elombe Brath, […]Read More

PULSE RATE

By Martina P. Callum, MD ARE CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATIONS ON YOUR BACK-to-SCHOOL LISTS?   This past July, the Nigerian state of Kano announced the resumption of the polio vaccination program after tests proved the vaccine was safe.  The program had been suspended in Kano months earlier amid state leaders’  allegations that the vaccines would spread HIV and […]Read More