Revisiting Proposition 54 – collecting racial information

Dec 29, 2017 by

Affirmative Action

Some years ago, a Supreme Court case involving an applicant who brought suit alleging that the admission policies of the University of Michigan were discriminatory renewed a heated national discussion on affirmative action, race-based preferences and the merit of diversity criteria in schools and workplaces.

While the Supreme Court’s decision upheld the use of race as a consideration in admissions, nuances of the article led to a revision of the University of Michigan Law School’s admissions policies.

On one hand, opponents of affirmative action argue that the Constitution is designed to protect individuals rather than groups; on the other, reformers point to the historical legacy of discrimination, slavery, and imperialism that has left many groups without equality of opportunity due to discriminatory practices that remain poignant in statistical measures of educational and economic success.…

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Percentage of black students graduating in engineering is rising

Nov 6, 2017 by

The percentage of black college graduates majoring in engineering fields has increased from less than 2% to more than 12% in the past 30 years, a U.S. Department of Education report says.

The study compares transcript data of 22,000 to 30,000 students from each of three high school graduating classes — 1995, 2005, and 2015.

Blacks are the only ethnic group with a sustained increase in engineering majors, from 1.7% of the class of 1995 to 6.1% in the class of 2005 to 12.6% in 2015.

By comparison, 4.4% of Latinos in the class of 1995 went into engineering; that increased to 10.7% of the class of 2005 but dropped to 7.5% for 2015. Among Asians, 10.1% in the class of 1995 majored in engineering; that doubled to 20.2% in 2005 but dropped back to 10.8% for 2015.…

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Standing Strong: Saying No to Shady Gigs

Jul 3, 2017 by

A few months ago a potential client made me with an offer. Now, as a freelance writer who spends an hour every morning browsing online job boards, I have to admit it was flattering to have a client approach me, rather than the other way around. The pay was good, and the workload, while certainly heavy, was manageable.

I turned them down.

Did I do this because I have so many clients I can pick and choose my gigs? Hardly. Am I financially well off? I wish I was — turning down this client made making rent difficult.

No, I turned them down because the client’s product violated my Three Big Don’ts. 

Three Big Rules

When I started writing online, it quickly became apparent I’d be working for a wide variety of clients. One week I might be writing articles …

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Student Loans For College

Jun 6, 2017 by

A college education mау ѕееm trivial tо ѕоmе but tо nоt tо mоѕt people whо wаnt tо achieve a bеttеr status in life economically аnd socially. Globalization hаѕ made education vеrу important bесаuѕе оf thе increasing

A college degree hаѕ bесоmе a prerequisite in gеtting bеttеr work opportunities in аnу field оf discipline. Thе lack оf a college degree саn thuѕ put a person аt a disadvantage еѕресiаllу whеn hе iѕ applying fоr a job аnd hiѕ competitors аrе аll college graduates.

It iѕ common knowledge thаt thе income оf people iѕ directly proportional tо thе degrees thеу hаvе achieved. Thus, a college graduate hаѕ bеttеr chances оf gеtting a high paying job thаn a high school graduate. On thе оthеr hand, thоѕе whо hаvе masters’ degrees will dеfinitеlу hаvе higher incomes thаn thоѕе armed with college degrees.

However, gеtting …

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Looking for the GED classes in Utah? Here are my tips.

Mar 1, 2017 by

For students who successfully complete the GED exams in Utah, the state awards the Utah High School Completion Diploma.

Utah embraced the new 2014 computer-based GED test and the fee for the four tests of the GED exam is $120 ($30 per subtest). The GED exam is available in English and Spanish and must be taken in person at an official testing center. Please get in touch with your local GED test center for details, because schedules vary, though registration is done online at GED.com. Be aware, the GED exam can not be taken via the internet, but, of course, you can study online very well if you use, for example, the free online classes offered by the online learning platform Covcell.com. In Utah, GED testing is managed by the Utah State Office of Education.

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Get a better job with a GED diploma

Jan 12, 2017 by

There are so many reasons why people did not finish High School. Whatever the reason, you still have a chance to get a good job and manage your future, all you need to do is get the GED certificate.

Completing the GED exam successfully will open up doors to colleges and universities as well, so start getting prepared for the GED examination today. Take a look on at this infographic from the Website GED programs guide in the USA.

Infographic about GED and High School dropouts

Infographic about GED and High School dropouts

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