Our PETAC voted for our 2020 DUES to go towards supporting #BRINGTHEFUNK.
There are many issues impacting the self esteem and perceived value of our children in today's society.
What are some of the recent events that are having a negative impact on raising a child of color?
Our health is one of our TOP priorities for our families.
I hope that these resources inspire U to get up and research, report and READJUST sloppy habits in feeding your family.
"PARENTS! WE GET WHAT WE MAKE"!
Regardless of what many people think, it requires a variety of "FRESH" ingredients to build a high quality system that teachers our children global survival skills and strategies. Just like building a delicious hamburger. There are many variables. Some have preferences and others do NOT.
"U GIT WHATCHU MAKE!"
Whatever one focuses upon will reflects in the results likely seen.
Parents are the outline of the entire picture. We help put shape to the entire picture. We parents should be EVERYWHERE ALL THE TIME!
Hopewell City Mayor Brenda Pelham says, "Just like anything in life that has a constantly 'moving target', a fresh perspective and creative ideas are always important to have on hand!"
We at PETAC promote strong coordination, communication and collaboration to positively improve outcomes for ALL OF OUR FUTURE DREAMERS, LEADERS and ACHIEVERS!
1 Loretta Lynch
2 Eric Holder
3 Kamala Harris
4 Anita Hill
5 Leah Ward Sears
6 Paulette Brown
In a May 8, 2008, interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, (President) Obama made it clear that he likes the justices with liberal bents:
"Justice Breyer (and) Justice Ginsburg are very sensible judges. I think that Justice Souter, who was a Republican appointee, is a sensible judge.
"What you're looking for is somebody who's going to apply the law where it's clear.
Now, there's going to be those 5 percent of cases or 1 percent of cases where the law isn't clear, and the judge then has to bring in his or her own perspectives, his ethics, his or her moral bearings, and in those circumstances, what I do want is a judge who is sympathetic enough to those who are on the outside, those who are vulnerable, those who are powerless, those who can't have access to political power and, as a consequence, can't protect themselves from being dealt with sometimes unfairly.
"The court's become a refuge for justice. That's been its historic role. That was its role in Brown v. Board of Education. I think a judge who is unsympathetic to the fact that in some cases, we've got to make sure that civil rights are protected, that we've got to make sure that civil liberties are protected — because oftentimes there are pressures that are placed on politicians to want to set civil liberties aside, especially in time(s) when we've had terrorist attacks — making sure that we maintain our separation of powers so that we don't have a president who is taking over more and more power. I think those are all criteria by which I can judge whether or not this is a good appointee."
In his remarks about Souter's retirement, (President) Obama laid out his vision for the appointment:
"I will seek somebody with a sharp and independent mind and a record of excellence and integrity. I will seek someone who understands that justice isn't about some abstract legal theory or footnote in a casebook. It is also about how our laws affect the daily realities of people's lives — whether they can make a living and care for their families, whether they feel safe in their homes and welcome in their own nation.
"I view that quality of empathy, of understanding and identifying with people's hopes and struggles, as an essential ingredient for arriving at just decisions and outcomes. I will seek somebody who is dedicated to the rule of law, who honors our constitutional traditions, who respects the integrity of the judicial process and the appropriate limits of the judicial role. I will seek somebody who shares my respect for constitutional values on which this nation was founded and who brings a thoughtful understanding of how to apply them in our time."
ROLAND MARTIN'S ARTICLE
History of the US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
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"McLeroy is a dentist from Bryan, Texas, a self-described Christian fundamentalist, and an outgoing member of state school board of education (SBOE). Over the past year, McLeroy and his allies formed a powerful bloc on the 15-member elected board and pushed through controversial revisions to the statewide social studies curriculum.
“Sometimes it boggles my mind the kind of power we have,” McLeroy recently boasted.
To many Texans, however, what’s more mind-boggling are some of the revisions. Critics charge that they promote Christian fundamentalism, boost conservative political figures, and force-feed American “exceptionalism,” while downplaying the historical contributions of minorities. (See slideshow below for examples of the changes.)" SOURCE
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LINK TO STATE EDUCATION SPENDING PER STUDENT
FOLLOW THE MONEY TRAIL AT THE NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING.
If 100% of the per capita used to run a system is dismantled so that 20% are able to achieve an education in the charter school then someone is making a profit off of the lives of the 80% are they not?
Let's treat all people with respect and match pupil to pupil with the correct resources to succeed.
WE SNOOZE. OUR CHILDREN WILL LOSE.
Sankofa is Akan word from Ghana, which means “go back to the past and recover it,” “return to the source,” or “we must go back and reclaim our past so we can move forward; so we understand why and how we came to be who we are today.” If people of African descent want our children to succeed in literacy, we must go back to the past, to the ways of the griot."
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advocate (n.) mid-14c., "one whose profession is to plead cases in a court of justice," a technical term from Roman law, from Old French avocat "barrister, advocate, spokesman," from Latin advocatus "one called to aid; a pleader, advocate," noun use of past participle of advocare "to call" (as witness or advisor) from ad- "to" (see ad-) + vocare"to call," related to vocem (see voice (n.)). Also in Middle English as "one who intercedes for another," and "protector, champion, patron." Feminine forms advocatess, advocatrice were in use in 15c."
Onlyne Etymology Dictionary
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