Karlene S. is a 35-year-old Army veteran who served as part of the post-9/11 war against terrorism. A single parent, she has three children, the youngest two diagnosed with ADHD and other ongoing special needs. She herself has health issues, including hypertension and depression. While she has tried to provide for her family by working at Target, she still cannot afford her rent.
Fast food workers rallied around the state of New York on Wednesday to push for an increase in the minimum wage in their industry to $15 an hour.
In New York City, dozens of workers and their allies — including Controller Scott Stringer and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul — held a rally outside the New York State Department of Labor on Varick St. in Manhattan.
The greatest barriers to school success for K-12 students have little to do with anything that goes on in the classroom, according to the nation’s top teachers: It is family stress, followed by poverty, and learning and psychological problems.
Those were the factors named in a survey of the 2015 state Teachers of the Year, top educators selected annually in every U.S. state and jurisdictions such as the District of Columbia and Guam.