Education: Morning Roundup, UC Shakeup

Morning Roundup:

From the Los Angeles Times: UC freshmen to include record number of out-of-state and international students

Such undergraduates will rise from 6% to over 8% of the class. The change is concentrated mainly at UC Berkeley and UCLA.

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: Berkeley Sees Admission of Latino Students Drop and Nonresidents Jump

The University of California at Berkeley plans to enroll 12 percent fewer Latino freshmen this fall than last, an effect blamed partly on its revenue-generating move to more than double the number of students it admits from outside California.

From The New York Times: Accepting That Good Parents May Plant Bad Seeds

For years, mental health professionals were trained to see children as mere products of their environment who were intrinsically good until influenced otherwise; where there is chronic bad behavior, there must be a bad parent behind it. The fact remains that perfectly decent parents can produce toxic children.

From The Washington Post: D.C. elementary schools lose ground on test scores; secondary gains continue

After two years of significant gains across the D.C. school system, elementary students lost ground in reading and math test scores this year, a setback to Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee as she seeks to overhaul the city's schools.

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A two-minute television ad from New Zealand is a gut punch to dog lovers who smoke cigarettes. "Quit for Your Pets" focuses on how second-hand smoke doesn't just affect other humans, but our pets as well.

According to Quitline New Zealand, "when you smoke around your pets, they're twice as likely to get cancer."

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Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders took aim at former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg onstage at Wednesday's Las Vegas Democratic debate, likening the billionaire businessman to President Donald Trump and questioning his ability to turn out voters.

Sanders began by calling out Bloomberg for his stewardship of New York's stop and frisk policy that targeted young black men.

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Walmart workers issued a "wake up call" to Alice Walton, an heir to the retailer's $500 billion fortune, in New York on Tuesday by marching to Walton's penthouse and demanding her company pay its 1.5 million workers a living wage and give them reliable, stable work schedules.

The protest was partially a response to the company's so-called "Great Workplace" restructuring initiative which Walmart began testing last year and plans to roll out in at least 1,100 of its 5,300 U.S. stores by the end of 2020.

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