Did your senior write a great college essay? Here's a link to an award for $5,000 through Medium.com. The deadline is May 19. (Great judges like Anna Quindlen, Wally Lamb, and Mary Roach.)
This is not "new" news but the Gates Foundation invests in a private prison company as well as a company with 19 juvenile detention facilities in the U.S. This from Mother Jones. A Gates spokesperson attempted to, according to The Slog, "philanthro-splained" "The trust invests in a lot of things to make sure we have the most money we can have to do that job." Oh.
Nothing like creating - via your work and your investments - your own school to prison pipeline.
A horrible week for students in two high schools. First, the stabbings at a high school in Murraysville, Pennsylvania where 20 were stabbed with one in critical condition on a breathing machine. Second, the news this morning that bus with seniors from LA/Fresno going to visit Humboldt State when a Fed Ex truck crossed a median and slammed head-on into one of three buses. Both drivers died as well as 5 students and 3 chaperones.
Could you please keep these students, their schools and their families in your thoughts this weekend?
What's on your mind?