Tomatoes grown in southwest Florida end up in foods sold at Taco Bell and McDonald’s. But even the fastest tomato farmworker makes barely enough in one hour to buy a Happy Meal from McDonald’s. The workers are not asking for a lot — just one more penny per pound of tomatoes and work without mistreatment.
Month: September 2006
On average, around the country we spend about $900 less per student each year in the school districts with more poor and minority students than we do in schools with more wealthy and white students. In 1993 the Campaign for Fiscal Equity, CFE, (fiscal means money, and equity means fairness) launched a lawsuit against the state of New York demanding more money for schools. Groups like CFE all over the country are fighting for fair distribution of resources for education.
In the United States, not all schools are created equal. Some students in New York City have painted a picture of an education system that is fair.
I am known to be the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time…
Try out this puzzle and see how well you know your digestive system.
Try this experiment to see how osmosis works.
Every day, I hear conversations about MySpace.com or AOL in the halls, and I listen to kids laugh about funny pictures that they had posted on such sites. Most kids don’t even realize that with the click of the “send” button, their conversation is posted for the world to see.
Starting with the 2007 season, Little League Baseball will limit how many pitches baseball pitchers are allowed to throw.
The team from Columbus, GA defeated the team from Kawaguchi City, Japan to win the Little League World Series.
The history of how the basket and the ball came to be basketball.