In the weeks leading up to Tuesday, March 31, the day that marks how much more women have to work this year to catch up to what men made last year, I was preparing to hop from state to state to share my equal pay story with crowds of students and rallies of advocates. Just as sure as the forsythia shrubs and redbud trees bloom in Alabama every spring, I've made my annual journey across the country this time of year ever since the Supreme Court denied me justice in my pay discrimination case 13 years ago. … [Read more...] about Everything feels different this Equal Pay Day
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It’s probably safe to say that the only place that might be happening now is in some countries in Asia, where they’re into their third month of distance learning. Here in the U.S., the schools that began this the earliest might be entering their third week, while the vast majority are either in their first or second weeks or won’t even start until April 13. I can’t even begin to think if — or when — any teachers or students are going to “settle” into distance learning here in the U.S. as the “new normal.” … [Read more...] about Q&A: Teacher, author Larry Ferlazzo on California school closures, remote learning
“Under normal conditions, the cartels could shift to Indian suppliers to augment supply, but Indian ports are experiencing slowdowns and backlogs of containers as government directives limit port activity. This situation only looks like it will worsen in the coming month as India begins a three-week lockdown announced on March 25,” added Andrew Lewis, a former Defense Department staffer and the president of a private intelligence firm, the Ulysses Group. “But the cartels will adapt to the changes and develop new routes and methods to move product and people into the U.S. to compensate for the losses if this continues for an extended period.” … [Read more...] about Mexican drug cartels struggle during coronavirus, hike prices as lab supplies from China dry up
Trump also remarked that he believes many states have the critical supplies they need to combat the COVID-19 pandemic but simply don’t want to admit it, either for political reasons or in an effort to hoard supplies for when they’re in short supply in the future. … [Read more...] about Cher blasts Donald Turmp’s suggestion that coronavirus medical workers are stealing supplies
Growers are "planting right now for late spring, summer," said Ed O'Malley, vice president of supply and merchandising at Imperfect Foods, a discount grocery delivery service that sells so-called ugly produce to help prevent food waste. "They've gotta be wondering, 'how many acres of lettuce or green beans do I plant?'" … [Read more...] about What happens to our food supply if American farmers can’t farm?