Tag: rights

New Chinese-Language Program for Canadian Labor Rights

The Toronto and York Region Labor Council (TYRLC) has released a series of videos aimed to help Chinese workers with limited proficiency with English confront worker’s rights, labor laws, and other work-related issues. The Toronto and York Region council is based out of Ontario, Canada, and “combines the strength...

Relevance of Rights for All

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Ayanna Cooper incorporates social justice into the Common Core for English learners To date, 43 states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) have adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS, 2015). Educators at all levels are working to ensure full and thorough implementation of these standards, which offer the opportunity to self-assess...

Belfast Protest for Irish Language Rights

Irish language speakers and activists took to the streets of Belfast on Saturday in protest over what has been described as the government’s “failure” to protect the Irish language. Over 4000 people marched through Belfast city centre, demanding a “rights-based Irish language act” including a comprehensive Irish medium education system and adequate resources for the Irish-speaking community in Northern...

Ukraine Revokes Linguistic Rights

The new Ukrainian government has repealed the country’s minority language law following the resignation and flight of President Viktor Yanukovych after rioting in Kiev brought down his regime. Once the opposition took control, it voted to repeal the 2012 law allowing the official use of minority languages in areas where ethnic minorities make up more than 10% of the...

Education and Civil Rights, 50 Years After the March on Washington

Posted on August 27, 2013 on Homeroom, the official blog of the US Dept of Education by Arne Duncan I’ve often said that education is the civil rights issue of our time. I’m not the first to say it. But what does that mean? Civil rights means having the same opportunities that other people do –regardless of what you look like,...