Opinion

Protective Measures: California Minimizes the Loss of Federal Subsidies for Health Insurance

Protective Measures: California Minimizes the Loss of Federal Subsidies for Health Insurance

 

 

By Jason Bloome

In October 2017, a federal judge sided with the Trump administration in a lawsuit filed by California and 17 other states that sought to compel the federal government to continue paying subsidies to lower the cost of health insurance for the benefit of millions of low-income residents. The impact ..Read More…

Do We Have a Housing Problem in California?

 

By Lily Arana, Stephanie Cruz, Jessica Johnson, Michelle Ramirez and Stacey Ruiz

As MSW candidates, we have witnessed the many housing challenges our clients face when attempting to attain affordable housing; obstacles we experience alongside them. Since 2012, most of our clients have anxiously awaited the opportunity to move forward with Section ..Read More…

Can We Stop Retraumatizing Victims of Human Trafficking?

 

By Jacquelyn Blanco, Rocio Casillas, Nadia Dominguez, Jennifer Le & Faith Plummer California State University, Long Beach

There have been many policies created to offer auxiliary services for trafficked victims. One such policy is the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA). The main critique of the TVPA (2000) is retraumatizing victims.

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ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) is Not the Answer to the No Child Left Behind

 

 

By Jose Castaneda, Lorrie Marino, Stephanie Panchig, Teresa Robles and Maggie Sebastian

We found that the major complaints with the previous education policy, NCLB (No Child Left Behind) Act, were the emphasis on standardized testing as a way to assess each student’s academic performance, as well the overall assessment of each ..Read More…

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