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Questions About Fair Treatment Of Dr. Nivea Torres


Dr. Nivea Torres has been suspended during an investigation about expenditures by her office.

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During her rise from teacher to superintendent of Connecticut’s 10,500-student technical high school system, Nivea Torres has earned professional recognition and has become so highly regarded within the state’s Latino community that several of its leaders advocated for her selection two years ago for the then open position of state education commissioner.

Torres not only did not get the appointment, but she now finds her professional status and public image resting on very wobbly legs, having been indefinitely suspended by Dianna Wentzell, who was eventually chosen to head the Department of Education. Torres has ...

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OP-Ed: DEATH TO SHEFF – Fallacious School Integration Plan Is Running Out Of White People        

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The Earth shook on March 12.

The Hartford Courant, armed with mountains of statistical and anecdotal evidence, published the first in a series of articles that confirmed what most Hartford parents have known for 20 years: that the Sheff v. ONeill plan for desegregating Hartford Public Schools is racist to the core.

Yes, folks, Sheff is the embodiment of the very sickness it was intended to cure and its all laid out right there in the Courant.

The articles, perhaps the Courants best reporting in well more than a decade, dont come right out and say, Sheff is ...

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Women’s History Month: 20 Puerto Rican Women Everyone Should Know


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Ana Irma Rivera Lassén, J.D., 1955 [Photo: Primera Hora]

March is Women’s History Month and La Respuesta magazine proudly celebrates the immense contributions of Boricua women in both Puerto Rico and the Diaspora. For this important event we have selected twenty mujeres boricuas we think everyone should know. While this is far from a comprehensive list, we encourage further research and recognition of the many Boricuas making our people proud and our world a better, more equitable and ethical place.

Ana Irma Rivera Lassén, J.D., 1955


A feminist, activist, and lawyer. She was the third woman and the first Puerto Rican of obvious African descent and openly gay ...

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