Donald Trump's continued insistance that teachers be armed to prevent more school shootings completely misses the mark.
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Time is running out. While President Trump set March as the official deadline for ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, every day Dreamers—undocumented immigrants who came to this country as children and could be eligible for DACA—are being deported.
As the House was gutting the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) introduced the Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act of 2017. Write your members of Congress now and urge them to support safe staffing levels for nurses and health professionals.
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello and his education secretary are using Hurricane Maria and the island’s bankruptcy case as excuses to close down 283 more public schools. This is on top of the 167 schools they already closed late last year. This will hurt more than 60,000 students and 6,000 educators.