On December 10, 2015, President Obama released a new education policy called the Every Student Succeeds Act. The act allows each state to set their own measurements for success, instead of requiring states to use standardized testing to assess students, teachers and schools.
In 2009, President Obama gave a speech expressing hope for a “world without nuclear weapons,” yet his administration is investing tens of billions of dollars to update and rebuild the U.S. nuclear arsenal.
On December 17, 2014, President Obama announced he would take steps to normalize relations with Cuba, an island nation 90 miles south of Florida.
On November 20, 2014 President Barack Obama unveiled a new executive action which protects approximately four million undocumented immigrants from deportation.
While the United States has been bombing targets associated with ISIS since August 8, 2014 there has been very little anti-war protesting tied to the airstrikes.
In August 2014, President Obama became the fourth U.S. president in a row to order military action in Iraq.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture states that 45 percent of food stamp benefits go to children under the age of 18. In February, President Barack Obama signed a bill into law that would cut almost $9 million from the food stamp program.
In March, 2014, 130 people out of 1,300 immigration detainees at the U.S. Deportations and Detention Center, a Washington State Immigration Facility went on a hunger strike to protest immigration laws and their living conditions.
After the September 11 attacks, domestic spying in the United States increased dramatically.
For many American kids, going to school is a chore, not a privilege. However, Malala Yousafzai, a girl from Pakistan’s Swat Valley who had been fighting for equal education since she was 11, risked her life to attend school.