Health Care Across the Border, and Other News

By The News May 27, 2009

Fifty-Five Years After Brown v. Board of Ed, Disparate Educational Outcomes Persist A new study released by McKinsey and Co. shows that even when controlling for class, white kids outperform kids of color. Differences in teaching, educational resources, and policies like No Child Left Behind were cited as contributing factors. NAM Tax Increase Benefits Wisconsin Tribes A proposed cigarette tax increase in the state legislature would result in refunds of more than $81 billion for American Indian tribes. Wisconsin State Journal Black Harvard Student Ordered Off Campus Although her lawyer said she had nothing to do with a recent campus shooting, Chanequa Campbell, a senior, was ordered off campus by school officials Friday, and feels she was singled out because of her race. AP Californians Seek Health Services in Mexico According to a study by UCLA, each year, nearly 1 million Californians, half of whom are Mexican immigrants, cross over to Mexico in search of medical care. Science Daily