‘Privacy Overreach’: Chicago Schools Monitor Students on Social Media
The social media monitoring program, which was launched by Chicago Public Schools using a $2.2 million US Department of Justice grant in 2014, could be setting a dangerous precedent by broadening the role police officers have in schools.
After Stinging Presidential Loss, Popular Vote Movement Gains Momentum In States
Democrats have been stung by the fact that President Trump’s victory marked the second time in five cycles that a Democrat lost the presidency while winning the popular vote. 2016 was the most egregious example, with Hillary Clinton winning 3 million more votes than Donald Trump, but losing the election. It was the largest margin ever for someone who won the popular vote, but lost the Electoral College.
Child welfare spending on First Nations will continue to rise without changes: study
A study that looked into government spending on First Nations child welfare says without changes the cost to Canadian taxpayers will continue to increase.
“The structure of the system is not working for children,” said Helaina Gaspard, who led the study by the Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy at the University of Ottawa.
“The system itself incentivizes, as many know too well, the placement of children in care. It’s effectively how funding is unlocked.”
Harry Reid Bashes Trump. Trump Returns Fire. Left Goes Ballistic As Reid Dying Of Cancer
Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid may be battling pancreatic cancer, but he hasn’t been too weak to dump on the current president whenever the opportunity arises. In a New York Times interview in January, Reid called Donald Trump “amoral,” explaining, “Amoral is when you shoot someone in the head, it doesn’t make a difference. No conscience.”
U.S use of toilet paper wiping out Canada’s forests
Concerns are being raised once again in the latest report on consumption of toilet paper and other tissue and the harm done to forests.
The relatively inexpensive product we all use is not without a serious cost to forests and ecosystems.
According to environmental groups, adding to the concern is the marketing campaign promoting the use of ever softer tissues which come from virgin wood.
A Greenpeace story notes that in 2005, the multi-national Kimberly-Clark reported it used some 3,113,000 metric tonnes of virgin fibre in its paper products.