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Mea Culpa. Kinda Sorta.

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By THE NEW YORK TIMES DEC. 1, 2017 New York Times journalists analyze the apologies — and non-apologies — issued by high-profile men accused of sexual misconduct.  On Thursday it was Matt Lauer, the longtime host of the “Today” show, expressing “sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused,” the day after NBC News fired him over allegations of sexual misconduct. Three days earlier Al Franken, a Minnesota Democrat, issued his third apology since a radio broadcaster accused him of forcibly kissing her and groping her breasts. Before that…read more

Statistics – Gender-based Violence

Posted by in rights, Violence

[From] Statistics – Know Your IX     STATISTICS These statistics are provided to assist survivors, advocates, and researchers in accessing recent data around gender-based violence. Links are provided to the cited studies themselves, where they are publicly available, or to resources that provide citations for the relevant statistics. Please note that comparing between studies may be unwise as many do not use the same methodology in measuring violence. Much of this field is still understudied, especially when it comes to violence perpetrated against members of historically marginalized groups. Despite this, we hope…read more

Separating fact from fiction in 21 claims about charter schools

Posted by in Commentary, education, Rights

By Valerie Strauss February 28  Follow @valeriestrauss (Update: See endnote*) The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools  released a report last year titled “Separating Fact & Fiction: What You Need to Know About Charter Schools,” which takes 21 statements that it calls “myths” about charters and attempts to debunk them, one by one. Now three education researchers have completed a fact-checking analysis of the charter report, coming to some difference conclusions about each myth.  Following is part of the new analysis, which was published by the National Education Policy Center at the University of…read more