WASHINGTON — The head of the union representing employees at the federalOffice of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has called for the resignation of OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee Jr., saying the agency has “spiraled out of control” and morale has plummeted under his leadership.
Since 2002, a federal initiative has funded after-school and summer programs that benefit many low-income kids.
This year, those 21st Century Community Learning Centers could be dismantled.
A draft of a bill proposed in the U.S. Senate — the Elementary and Secondary Education Act — would kill the program and shift the funding. Money would instead go to local agencies for a wider variety of education purposes.
I try to remain conscious of my own role in perpetuating a system of racial and socioeconomic inequality. Have I failed to speak? Have I failed to act?
CHICAGO — “Childhood was invented here,” reads a quotation stenciled on a wall inside Hull House, the Chicago settlement house that is now the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum.