Trump’s Anti-immigrant Policy – Hurting Graduate Schools And Global Competitiveness

A third-generation immigrant student graduates from university with his grandmother beside him.

by Tony Wyman The impact on graduate schools of Trump’s anti-immigrant policy If you attend a graduation ceremony this summer, one thing that is likely to catch your attention is the number of foreign-sounding names receiving advanced degrees, particularly ones in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields. Many of these students are the second- or third-generation offspring of immigrants, legal and otherwise, entering the United States to make a better life for themselves and their children and grandchildren. Like many immigrants before them, they have taken advantage of the…

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Nsefu Wildlife Conservation Foundation – The Dream That Became a Reality and the Future

by J. Lee Nsefu Wildlife Conservation Foundation was founded in 2015 by Coe Lewis, President and Director of U.S. operations and ‘Victory’ Victoria Wallace, President and Director of Zambian operations. Coe is a radio personality for KGB 101.5 FM in San Diego, CA. Victoria and her husband David, own Zikomo Safari (an Eco-Lodge) in Zambia. Nsefu is a 501(c)(3) organization. They use 100% of their donations for anti-poaching and community outreach. Their ten board members are not paid a salary. Nsefu is a Zambian word for “eland”, which is a type of antelope in that region. The San Diego Union Tribune…

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Do Our Children Start School Too Early?

Angry Girl

by Oletta Branstiter How Early is Too Soon? Summer vacation is over. Kids all over America and the world are complaining about having to get up at the butt-crack of dawn to get to school on time. This is not what I mean. Remember, back in the “good old days”, when Summer Vacation didn’t end until after the glory of Labor Day? Now, some school districts open their campus doors in mid-August! Yeah, that’s not what I’m talking about, either. I’m referring to the age of our children. Do we…

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Where is God? The Importance of Bringing God Back to America

By J. Lee     I’m sure most people have either asked or heard the question ‘Where is God’?, especially in the midst of tragedy. God is not a ‘genie in a bottle’ to go to for granting wishes. God says to come to him in prayer. It’s as simple as talking to him as we would talk to a friend. The good news is he is available to us at all times to strengthen us. His answer could be yes, no or wait. I’m sure we can all agree…

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Is Willful Ignorance Ruling Our Children?

by Oletta Branstiter “What’s wrong with kids nowadays?” This question is not just for old fogeys anymore. Educators of all ages are admitting that misbehaving students and the lack of administrative support are making their jobs unsustainable. Daryl Deino reports that, “Those who haven’t experienced what it’s like to be inside the public education system may think I’m talking about extremes that usually don’t occur. They don’t understand that many teachers who complain about the lack of support from their administrators on behavior problems find themselves in professional trouble, even…

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