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A final important equal opportunity issue in education is the current attack on civil rights in the Head Start program.
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#Civil Rights

No one should be denied the opportunity to get an education and increase their earning potential based solely on their inability to pay for a college education.
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#American Politician #Education

The death penalty is discriminatory and does not do anything about crime.
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#American Politician

Giving a 10-year mandatory minimum for a second offense fist fight is not going to reduce the chance that someone will be stabbed 16 times when you are not funding any of the programs that are desperately needed to actually reduce juvenile crime.
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#American Politician

Unequal funding resources also results in unequal educational opportunity when you consider studies that show that one half of low income students who are qualified to attend college do not attend because they can't afford to.
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#American Politician #Opportunity

The most money we have ever been able to get appropriated for the juvenile justice bills was $55 million a year, about one-tenth of what was necessary.
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#American Politician #Justice

In the Brown decision, the United States Supreme Court unanimously struck down the legal and moral footing of racially segregated public education in this country.
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#American Politician

Obviously, there has to be a profound change in direction. Otherwise, interest on the national debt will start eating up virtually every penny that we have.
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#American Politician

We can fight Big Industry.
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#American Politician

When you run up this kind of deficit, we talk about increasing the debt limit, but one thing you have to do is pay interest on all of that debt.
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#American Politician #Debt

The Federal prison population has increased more than 7-fold over the past 20 years.
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#American Politician #Past

We can be more inclusive.
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#American Politician

While we must ensure that these dangerous new drugs and precursors do not get in the hands of children or others who would use them improperly, we must also be aware that these same drugs have legitimate uses.
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#American Politician #Children

We can play politics, or we can reduce crime.
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#American Politician

It is imperative, therefore, that we continue to recognize that a strong academic foundation is necessary for all students emerging from high school.
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#American Politician #Students

Each year over 2,500 commercial vessels enter the Port of Hampton Roads alone, so adequate funding for port security is a significant issue for those of us who live in Richmond and Hampton Roads.
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#American Politician #Security

The promise of equal educational opportunity envisioned by the Brown decision remains unfulfilled.
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#American Politician

Today, education is perhaps the most important function of state and local governments.
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#American Politician #Education

Unfortunately, the elimination of incentives such as parole, good time credits and funding for college courses, means that fewer inmates participate in and excel in literacy, education, treatment and other development programs.
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#American Politician #College

There is nothing Federal about local volunteer fire departments.
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#American Politician