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Research faults No Child Left Behind with needless criminalization of Latino and black children and youth

LatinaLista — No Child Left Behind (NCLB) was a program that was supposed to revolutionize teaching in the country by establishing new rules and benchmarks to ensure children were learning. Yet, the unthinkable has occurred. As a result of the policies in NCLB, studies are finding that instead of more children learning, more children were

New Mexico domestic violence campaign fights state’s partnership between police and immigration agents

LatinaLista — The Obama administration has set as one of its goals for immigration enforcement a program to be adopted nationwide that partners local police with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. The original intent behind this program, known as Secure Communities, was to help local law enforcement rid from their streets criminals who were

A maturing Latino electorate is forming coalitions and gaining allies outside political parties

LatinaLista — Given the fact that the U.S. Census now confirms that the Latino population stands at 50.5 million, having grown 43 percent between 2000 and 2010, it’s odd that the GOP leadership is still trying to figure out if the Latino community-at-large is their amigo or enemigo. It’s a decision the GOP will have