Fearing surveillance, dads with a record avoid kids’ schools

ITHACA, N.Y. – Children whose parents have spent time behind bars have worse social, economic, cognitive, behavior and health outcomes than kids whose parents haven’t. But researchers know less about why that is. A Cornell University sociologist and former elementary school teacher recently identified a mechanism that may explain why these kids have worse educational […]

US must end booming immigration detention business

Maria Cristina Garcia, an expert on immigration reform and professor of history at Cornell University, says reports that the Department of Homeland Security might soon run out of money to detain illegal immigrants should be a sign that the government must stop paying for private facilities and choose cheaper alternatives to detention instead. Biography: http://history.arts.cornell.edu/faculty-department-garcia.php   Garcia […]