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Opinion: Prop 1 builds the affordable housing families need

There are many societal challenges – income inequality comes to mind – for which the solution is complex and difficult to envision. But for one of California’s most severe challenges today, a lack of affordable housing, the core solution is straightforward: Build more of it. Driven largely by the forces …

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Family Fights to Keep 6-Month-Old Boy on Life Support

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland officials gave a family more time in keeping a 6-month-old boy on life support, and late Monday, the family confirmed he had been transferred to Stanford Hospital. The decision not to take Kingston Holmes off life support came after family and supporters rallied outside the …

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Children’s role in education ‘is largely ignored’

Cape Town – Since the demise of apartheid, transformation efforts in education have mainly been focused on higher education, and the role children play in transforming society has largely been ignored. This is according to UCT Professor Karin Murris, a specialist in the field of pedagogy and philosophy in the …

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Move aside helicopter moms, lawnmower parents are on the rise

Helicopter parents may hover and tiger moms may roar, but make room for the lawnmower parent whose approach to child-rearing is generating buzz. In an essay recently published on the site Weareteachers. com, an anonymous educator calls the parenting style a “troubling trend.” “Lawnmower parents go to whatever lengths necessary …

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