The college application process has grown into a complicated and daunting task for high school students across the country, and many low-income high schoolers have to figure out the admissions process on their own. For these disadvantaged students, finding trustworthy advice on the admissions process can be extremely difficult. Few high-need students receive personal college counseling in school; the rest are left to navigate the process alone. As a result, many high-achieving, underprivileged students end up applying to and attending community colleges or other less-selective schools instead of top-tier, selective schools.
This dearth of guidance for potentially college-bound students has inspired the creation of hundreds of online tools that aim to help students with applying to and attending college. However, many of these tools have been unsuccessful in helping applicants, especially low-income ones.
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When it comes to child poverty, the US ranks 34th among 35 developed countries.
New York City alone is home to 22,000 homeless children. Read one of their stories, from the New York Times.
pieandtrenchcoats asked: i JUST read an article about a developer of guardisil coming out and claiming that the vaccine is worthless and women have died from it. Apparently this is old news but I never saw it anywhere when the story came out. I for one have not had any ill side effects from it and I can't find any sources saying that it is a valid vaccine. Do you have any information on it? This is literally the first I'm hearing about it.
Oh yes, garbage “”“health”“” sites like NaturalNews and UndergroundHealth have been all abuzz claiming that Diane Harper, one of the makers of Gardasil, “came clean to clear her conscience” about the vaccine. Mommy blogs are on board too, natch.
But these claims are completely false. Diane Harper did not develop the Gardasil vaccine. She works on clinical vaccine trials for Merck, but she did not create the vaccine. Her quotes ABOUT the vaccine were taken way out of context and many are from a 2009 article, so pretty out of date given that the vaccine is relatively new. And the “Gardasil Researcher Speaks Out” thing was reported by CBS, which seems legit, except the journalist is Sharyl Attkisson, a known anti-vaxxer. That article has mysteriously disappeared from their website.
The CDC says the vaccine is perfectly safe.
I’m seeing so many mothers of female teens repeating false things about this vaccine. I’m starting to wonder if there isn’t some fear and anxiety about their daughters’ sexuality behind it. I don’t see the same apprehension about sons.
If Fox thinks that a Muslim can’t write a book about Christianity
would they agree that men can’t write legislation about women?
Oh weekend, we meet again. I’ve missed your smile.
It’s been a long, long week.
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