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California lawmakers call Trump immigration chief comments on ‘sanctuary state’ law ‘reprehensible’

Several lawmakers in California’s congressional delegation are asking Trump’s top immigration official for a meeting, pointing to what they called his “reprehensible” statement on a new so-called sanctuary state law that will limit cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities. Continue reading

20,000 DACA teachers at risk — and your kids could feel the fallout, too
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20,000 DACA teachers at risk — and your kids could feel the fallout, too

Losing that many teachers would have a huge impact on kids, said Viridiana Carrizales of Teach For America, the elite teacher-preparation program that has begun advocating for the program. “We cannot afford to lose so many teachers and impact so many students,” she said. “Every time a student loses a teacher, that is a disruption in the student’s learning.”

Recent findings by the Economic Policy Institute, a D.C.-based think tank backed by labor unions, suggest that public schools are already in a teacher shortage bind: An Oct. 6 report found that given rising student populations, public schools are short by about 327,000 educators. Continue reading