Menashi: Unfit to sit

By Ann G. Daniels The bad news: Steven Menashi, nominated to the super-important Second Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, thinks it’s “obvious” that Western culture, government, science, etc. is superior to everything else, especially everything Muslim; was a top legal advisor on Betsy DeVos’ plan to protect for-profit colleges that ripped off their students; and … Continue reading Menashi: Unfit to sit

Tell Congress: Fund Libraries, not the Wall

Whoops, he did it again! The newly-released Presidential budget again proposes eliminating the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), an independent grantmaking agency that provides approximately $189.3 million funding for libraries through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). The proposal also cuts the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL), a program administered by the … Continue reading Tell Congress: Fund Libraries, not the Wall

Don’t Let DeVos Gut Title IX

Deadline for public comments: January 28, 2019 -  Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has proposed regulations that would modify the implementation of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs. Well, let's call it what it is - Betsy DeVos has proposed a scheme to destroy an important … Continue reading Don’t Let DeVos Gut Title IX