‘Students need a bailout:’ MPS teachers, administrators question possible return to classrooms

‘Students need a bailout:’ MPS teachers, administrators question possible return to classrooms

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Public Schools teachers and administrators are weighing in on the district’s proposed reopening plan, expressing concerns about a possible return to the classroom this fall. Angela Harris Members of the teachers union say they support the district’s recommendation to begin virtually this fall , but many want to know how the district plans to measure when it is safe to transition to in-person learning.

Angela Harris, a first-grade teacher with MPS, said she won’t feel comfortable with in-person instruction until the City of Milwaukee reports no new COVID-19 cases for at least 14 days.

"I know that it […]

Our Black Party is here to unapologetically “give power to the ​people”

Our Black Party is here to unapologetically “give power to the ​people”

REVOLT.TV is home to exclusive interviews from rising stars to the biggest entertainers and public figures of today. Here is where you get the never-before-heard stories about what’s really happening in the culture from the people who are pushing it forward.

On Tuesday (July 14), a new political party called Our Black Party launched and its mission is to improve the lives of millions of Black Americans by demanding political action and passed policies that prioritize the Black community.

During a time when the Black Lives Matter movement is in full force due to the recent killings of George Floyd, […]

Frank Likely: The CERB is not a cash cow

Frank Likely: The CERB is not a cash cow

[‘Frankly Speaking with Frank Likely’] The Canada Emergency Response Benefit is not meant to be a cash cow, but that is the way some people are trying to milk it!

When the assistance program was first announced, the federal minister responsible acknowledged that there were some overpayments made to people who were also eligible for other assistance programs.

These payments were made to get the money out to the people who needed it as quickly as possible, and that adjustments, including clawbacks, would be made as the various programs were better coordinated.That is happening now, and it is starting to raise […]

‘Guaranteed income’ would help close California’s racial wealth gap

‘Guaranteed income’ would help close California’s racial wealth gap

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A coalition of mayors are advocating for a guaranteed income that would improve the livelihood of many California children and families.

Throughout her childhood, Samantha Galindo remembers how her dad would come home exhausted from working multiple jobs.For five years, she worked with him cleaning offices from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., doing her homework on the bus, in between breaks or after returning home. They had few options. Without the work, they couldn’t afford rent and other necessities in the converted garage where they once lived.Samantha’s situation is not unique. Millions of Black, Indigenous […]

Borrowing for over 55s product launched linked to pensions

Borrowing for over 55s product launched linked to pensions

Property can be solution to borrowing problems or the reason for them Credit brokers free2 , a new financial services brand for the over 55s market has launched an unsecured loan which will allow customers to access a new source of funds by using their spare affordable pension income. The providers claim the product addresses the market need for a range of different options to raise capital in retirement, without having to put their house at risk, spend savings or drawdown taxable sums from flexible pension pots

The free2 loan will allow those aged 55-70 to borrow up to £150,000 […]

This city is giving residents $500 per month. Some hope it can become a national plan

This city is giving residents $500 per month. Some hope it can become a national plan

Tomas Vargas, Jr., of Stockton, Calif., says that receiving money through the city’s universal basic income experiment has been life changing.

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A few years ago, Tomas Vargas, Jr., was having a tough time supporting his family.The Stockton, California, resident, a part-time supervisor at UPS, found his paychecks were not enough to cover his expenses. To pick up extra cash, he looked for more work, by fixing cars and helping neighbors out around their houses.“I was stressed out,” Vargas, 36, said. “I was living paycheck by paycheck but I was having to hustle on top of it to get […]

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey To Donate $3 Million For Basic Income Program

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey To Donate $3 Million For Basic Income Program

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has become the first billionaire in a radical plan to give people a basic income. Photo shows the Twitter logo.
(Photo: REUTERS/Brendan McDermid) Jack Dorsey, the billionaire chief executive officer of Twitter and Square – whose market value is pegged at over $7 billion – is donating $3 million to help free cash payment research for Americans, he disclosed on Thursday.

Dorsey is handing out the cash to Mayors for a Guaranteed Income , an organization of mayors who support universal basic income, including investing in pilot projects across the United States. Universal basic income is […]

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Donates $3 Million to Test Universal Basic Income

Delhi state university exams cancelled covid-19 disruptions manish sisodia Twitter chief government Jack Dorsey has mentioned he’ll donate $Three million (roughly Rs. 22.55 crores) to a bunch of US mayors to experiment with the creation of common fundamental earnings.

The sum will go to the group Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI), a coalition of leaders from 16 cities who’re in favour of common fundamental earnings — common funds to residents usually meant to battle poverty and meet residents’ fundamental wants.

“This is one tool to close the wealth and income gap, level systemic race and gender inequalities, and create economic […]

Guaranteed income from the government isn’t the answer to closing the wealth gap

These are incredibly tough times for Texas and all Americans. On top of the economic pain from months of shelter-in-place orders, the violence and unrest we’ve seen arising from the death of George Floyd has brought economic inequality to the top of the political discussion.

Many progressives are preaching about universal basic income, or UBI, as one way to address lack of economic advancement. Most basic income plans would send people a check of up to $1,000 per month to essentially stay home and do nothing.

For starters, the economics of UBI are questionable, and the public policy implications are worse. […]

Universal basic income cause gets a $3 million boost from Jack Dorsey

Universal basic income cause gets a $3 million boost from Jack Dorsey

Universal basic income cause gets a $3 million boost from Jack Dorsey 1 Jack Dorsey, the billionaire co-founder of Twitter, is donating $3 million to help fund a group of guaranteed income pilot programs that will put cash directly in the hands of Americans who need it the most in more than a dozen cities across the United States.

The recipient, an organization called Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, founded last month, is a network of mayors who say they believe all Americans should have an income floor, also known as a universal basic income, to help reduce economic insecurity […]