Why Parents Need to Let Their Children Fail

Posted January 30, 2013 by Jessica Lahey

A new study explores what happens to students who aren’t allowed to suffer through setbacks. Thirteen years ago, when I was a relatively new teacher, stumbling around my classroom on wobbly legs, I had to call a students’ mother to
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To the Editor…

To the Editor…

Posted January 30, 2013 by

The increase in the number of right-to-work states (RTW) — twenty-four now — has something to do with the loss of union membership. RTW laws or right-to-work for less laws, prohibit unions from requiring a worker to pay dues, even
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Mayor Lee’s State of the City: Jobs, Innovation, Reinvention

Posted January 29, 2013 by Randy Shaw

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s January 28 State of the City address highlighted past accomplishments and laid the groundwork for an equally bold future. This future includes a “re-envisioned” public housing system likely to include nonprofit management and increased private
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Is Obama About to Blow His Climate Credentials?

Posted January 29, 2013 by Fred Pearce

The US president could be poised to approve the doubling of imports of tar sands oil, one of the filthiest fuels on Earth Faced with rising anger from environmentalists last year over his plans for a transcontinental pipeline to deliver
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What We Have Now Is Momentum on Immigration Reform

Posted January 29, 2013 by Rep, Luis V. Gutierrez

Congressman Gutierrez Travels to Colorado Saturday to Build Support for Immigration Reform We are on track to pass a bipartisan bill this year that legalizes millions of immigrants, keeps families together, strengthens our country, and eventually allows immigrants to apply
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Walmart’s Philanthropy Model: Charity and Poverty

Posted January 29, 2013 by Allison Mannos

Last year, Walmart gave $918,000 through its foundation to 33 California nonprofits. Amongst the types of organizations: job training, homeless shelters and health groups (see list below). I scratched my head when I read this. Of course we want to
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To the editor:

To the editor:

Posted January 29, 2013 by

In the past several days, Beyond Chron has run several misleading and melodramatic pieces about legislation I am co-sponsoring with Supervisor Mark Farrell. The legislation will provide much-needed relief to struggling and largely middle-class San Franciscans who own tenancies-in-common (TICs),
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Labor’s Predictable Decline

Posted January 28, 2013 by Randy Shaw

Last week’s announcement that the percentage of unionized workers in the United States has fallen to 11.3%, a 97-year low, brought diverse responses. Some, like Gary Chaison of Clark University, the media’s favorite labor pundit, said unions need to “stop
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