Posts tagged education
“Only 23 states offer services to support pregnant teens.”
We have a long way to go to enforcing Title IX and eliminating discrimination against pregnant girls in education.
By Samantha Kimmey
BARBOURSVILLE, W.V. (WOMENSENEWS)—As she walked into the local elementary school around 7:30 a.m., the 37-year-old third-grade teacher had her hands full with bags and a coffee thermos.
“No, I can do it,” she said, declining a hand with the coffee.
It was almost the last day of school and the kids were antsy and talkative, excited about summer vacation. “Camera … Lights … Read!” said one of the few posters that hadn’t yet been taken down.
Sarah Thurman—a pseudonym to protect her privacy—wore a T-shirt with thick peach and tan stripes, comfortably loose khakis and flip-flops. Perfectly polished toenails—in hot pink lacquer—were a souvenir from the weekend. “I got a manicure with my friend on Saturday,” she said, a brief respite from now constant demands of motherhood.
Thurman will spend the summer caring for her sons Ben, 9, and Patrick, 7. Her husband, who struggles with a psychological disorder and addiction, had been living with the family for the past year so the couple could work on their marriage and family. But a few weeks ago, she said, his mental health deteriorated and he left to live with his father…Read more
Free Textbooks and Courses Online
It makes me so happy to know that whenever I share these links on free education, books and resources online, people not only learn a lot from it but are often generous enough to share it with their friends and other folks online. It goes positively viral. That’s the beauty of learning: Passing it on. So let’s see what I have this week on more book-sy, academic stuff.
We all know that a student’s budget doesn’t allow extravagant book-shopping. This is why the internet is here to help. I’ve compiled a short list of websites that offer free textbooks in PDF and other forms. This summer, don’t let your tight budget ruin your chance to gain more knowledge. Here are some places to go to for help.
Happy learning, folks!
A textbook for you! And you! And you!
Lesbians Missed An Opportunity in Komen Controversy
There are certain concerns that specifically and solely affect lesbians that are not rising to the top of the gay rights agenda at this crucial time in history when we are on the cusp of change, and lesbians should be taking a stand.
Consider for example the recent scare about the initial—and quickly reversed—decision by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the cancer charity, to end breast-cancer screening funding for Planned Parenthood.
That should be a wake-up call to the lesbian community. While free breast cancer screening is a service beneficial to all women, the female segment of the gay population should particularly protect this right. The National LGBT Cancer Network, based in New York, reports that lesbians have an increased risk of breast cancer due, in part, to the fact that they are less likely to have biological children before age 30, which has shown to be a factor in offering some protection against cancer.