Sunday, November 26, 2017

Affordable Lifetime Health Care






National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell is asking for lifetime health insurance for him and his family to be included in his new NFL contract.  Wouldn’t be great if every person living in the United States of America could have affordable lifetime health care?

It is truly sad the United States remains one of the only advanced industrialized nations without a comprehensive national health insurance system.  (source: salon.com)



Marc Sims
Chicago


United States remains one of the only advanced industrialized nations without a comprehensive national health insurance system. 
https://www.salon.com/2017/05/21/why-the-us-does-not-have-universal-health-care-while-many-other-countries-do_partner/

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Underfunded Public School Innovation


Here two questions I’m sending to education experts, politicians, and policy wonks.

What would it cost to ensure that every public school student can read and write at their level?  

What are the most innovative and cost effective ways ensure that every public school student can read and write at their level? 

I hope these education experts, politicians, and policy wonks will focus on improving the education outcomes for students who struggle in underfunded schools.


Marc Sims
Chicago





I am all-powerful I am the queen or king of this institution what three things would I change?


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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Chicago's Declining Black Population



Photo by Marc Sims

The Second Great Migration of African Americans (Colored Negroes Blacks) ended in 1970.  Since then African Americans, especially the lower income African Americans have been hit hard by deindustrialization, Reaganomics, and mass incarceration, just to name three beat downs.  

It was good that are parents, grandparents, or great grand parents moved to Chicago for a better life. It is also good if their descendants want to leave Chicago for a better life. It is also good if their descendants want to stay in Chicago and create a better life for themselves and their community.  It’s all good.

A declining African American (Black) population is not the problem, our challenge is to end the distrust that most African Americans have for each other.  If we can end that distrust, Chicago will have a smaller,  but a more vibrant African American (Black) community. 

Marc Sims
Chicago

Since 2000, Chicago's black population has dropped by more than 250,000 people.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

African American (Black) Boys Succeeding In School?





Are there any low income neighborhood public elementary schools were every African American (Black) boy is succeeding academically and socially?

Marc Sims
marcsimschicago@gmail.com


Black Boys in Crisis: The Effects of Living in a Low Income Family

http://www.theedadvocate.org/black-boys-in-crisis-the-effects-of-living-in-a-low-income-family/


The Difficulty For Disadvantaged Students: The school has to substitute for a middle-class family. The cost of that has pretty much always been out of our reach. 1:25 video
This clip, title, and description were created by Marc Sims.
https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4671416/difficulty-disadvantaged-students