Minority Students Feel The Heat: When Temps Rise, Performance Falls

Minority Students Feel The Heat: When Temps Rise, Performance Falls

New research finds that higher temperatures and heat exposure can harm children’s learning across the globe. However, in the US, researchers found that only Black and Hispanic children are affected by this trend.

Why This Matters: A 2019 study showed that predominantly non-white school districts receive about $23 billion less on average than predominantly white school districts.

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Polls Show Most Americans Want Action on Climate Change; Swing Voters Are Moved by It

Polls Show Most Americans Want Action on Climate Change; Swing Voters Are Moved by It

Two new polls show that the President’s poor record addressing climate change is a key issue for a large majority of Americans, particularly “persuadable” voters who ordinarily lean toward Republican candidates. 

Why This Matters:  Climate change is undoubtedly a top-tier issue in this election.  Former Vice President Biden raises it often in speeches and events and does not seem to fear that it will cost him votes, unlike his Democratic predecessors.

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