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Is Income Inequality a Problem in Our Society?

Do Now: Government and Civics | May 29, 2015 | 364 Comments

Is Income Inequality a Problem in Our Society?

Several years have passed since Occupy Wall Street protests flared up throughout the country, and although the issue has largely faded from national debate, the degree of income inequality that sparked the movement remains rampant. Do you think income inequality is a problem in our society?

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Students Discuss Outcomes of Big Retail Pay Raises

Civics in the Community | March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Students Discuss Outcomes of Big Retail Pay Raises

Wal-Mart has been criticized by labor advocates for it’s low compensation rates. But, starting in April, hundreds of thousands of Wal-Mart employees will receive a pay raise – $1.25 higher than the federal minimum wage. Wal-Mart announced that its employees will earn $9 an hour rather than the lower $7.25, and will go up to […]

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Should Companies Like Wal-Mart Raise Wages?

Do Now | February 27, 2015 | 140 Comments

Should Companies Like Wal-Mart Raise Wages?

Starting in April, about half a million full- and part-time U.S. minimum wage Wal-Mart employees will get a pay raise. Should more big retail companies like Wal-Mart raise wages for their lowest paid employees?

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Sexism in Science is Caused by Traditional Gender Roles

Community Voices | June 12, 2014 | 2 Comments

Sexism in Science is Caused by Traditional Gender Roles

Women have made great strides in fighting for equality in America, but are there factors that still hold women back in certain areas like science? In our #DoNowSexism post, we asked students, What do you have to say about the reasons and realities of sexism in science? What are the barriers, if any, to women in STEM careers?

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The Growing Gap Between the Rich and the Poor is a Problem

Civics in the Community | May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Growing Gap Between the Rich and the Poor is a Problem

Americans are instilled with the idea that if you work hard enough, you can move up the social ladder, but is this still true today? Last week, students around the nation discussed income inequality in our #DoNowIncome post.

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We Need A Higher Minumum Wage

Civics in the Community | April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

We Need A Higher Minumum Wage

Are American workers in need of a raise? Last week, students across the country debated about whether or not the minimum wage should be increased in our #DoNowWages post. We asked students What is an appropriate minimum wage for where you live? In other words, what is the basic amount of pay per hour that a worker in your city would need to earn in order to make ends meet?

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How Much Should Minimum Wage Be in Your Area?

Do Now | March 22, 2014 | 451 Comments

How Much Should Minimum Wage Be in Your Area?

What is an appropriate minimum wage for where you live? In other words, what is the basic amount of pay per hour that a worker in your city would need to earn in order to make ends meet.

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Is College Worth the Cost?

Do Now | November 30, 2013 | 79 Comments

Is College Worth the Cost?

In 2013, nearly 20 million students in the United States were enrolled in colleges and universities, more than any other time in the country’s history. Compare that to sixty years ago, when higher education enrollment rates were still under 3 million.

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The Ten Highest and Lowest Paid Jobs in America

News & Civics | October 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Ten Highest and Lowest Paid Jobs in America

 By Laura Robledo According to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics’ National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, the highest paid workers spend their time in hospitals, not in boardrooms. On the other end of the spectrum, food service industry workers reside in America’s lowest wage-earners.  KQED’S The Lowdown analyzes how the top 10 highest paying […]

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Work Voices 15: Sara Bonomi, Marketing Trainee at Type A Machines

Work Voices | July 19, 2013 | 2 Comments

Work Voices 15: Sara Bonomi, Marketing Trainee at Type A Machines

Sara Bonomi is from Italy and has been living in San Francisco for a few months, having learned English by living abroad. She is a trainee in marketing at Type A Machines, a start up company in San Francisco that designs and makes 3D printers. Her job involves communicating and reaching out to potential customers and finding new external markets to sell printers. Customers include architects, industrial designers and engineers etc.

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