Author: Jeremy Monk

Betsy DeVos and the Uncertainty of America’s Public Education System

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Starting two weeks before his inauguration on January 20, 2017, President Donald Trump’s numerous cabinet picks underwent Senate confirmation hearings. With Republicans controlling the Senate, Democrats have grilled nominees in hopes that a few Republican senators may in fact vote against the…

Michelle Obama’s Legacy: A Global Advocate for Girls’ Education

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama speaking in London about Let Girls Learn and new global development projects aimed at increasing girls' access to education. https://flic.kr/p/uJMJYV

As the Obamas get ready to leave the White House on January 20th, their legacy has become a topic of interest nationally and internationally. Michelle Obama, the United States’ first black First Lady, has spearheaded and organized numerous successful initiatives…

Living in the Past: The Truth about the Future of U.S. Manufacturing Jobs

Darren Delozier (cq), Oregon City works on a partition wall for the articulated electric streetcar being made, for use in Portland, by Oregon Iron Works in Clackamas. The streetcar should be completed later this spring.

As the news media reported on the results of the United States presidential election last Tuesday night, the biggest surprise came from the Rust Belt states. Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin all voted in favour of Republican President-elect Donald…