Gustavo Martínez Contreras was born in Texas, brewed in Mexico City, seasoned in the Mexico-United States border, and now makes a living writing in and about Philadelphia.
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About a 100 people gathered Tuesday night to discuss the findings of an ACTION United report that found that "the highest poverty schools have the least experienced teachers."
It’s been a couple of nail-biting days for the DREAM Act. Just after a prolonged session yesterday in the House of Representatives, the bill survived, passed, and was sent to the Senate where it remains right now despite several media reports that earlier indicated the DREAM Act was “likely dead.”
There is nothing certain about the future of the DREAM Act.
The only thing we know right now is that there is a high possibility it could be voted on next week, before the lame duck Congress adjourns and gives way to a Republican-led House and larger conservative presence in the Senate.