Throughout big cities and rural areas, students might as well not have been in school last year. Nine-year-olds in most of those districts fell so far behind that it will take them one whole year just to catch up to where they should be right now (according to the standard tests taken at the end of last year).
A woman and the fetus she carries are intimately bound with each other. Yet today, some politicians have taken upon themselves the right to decide for every woman what must happen during her pregnancy. Hypocrites! They moralize about abortion. What have they done to protect the lives and development of children already alive today? Nothing. What have they done to overcome the horribly high rate of maternal and infant mortality in this enormously wealthy country? Nothing, and this is the most outrageous. Most of those deaths could be avoided if the two big parties found the funds to assure decent medical care to every pregnant woman. Let them take back the tax breaks and subsidies they give to the wealthy classes.