Author: David King

2012 WPI Fellow

Australia


Posts by David King:

Hispanics relish growing electoral clout

Published in The Australian newspaper, October 1 JORGE Ramos has a simple explanation for the intense political spotlight being shone on the US Hispanic community. “They need us,” he says, pointing out that to become president, a candidate needs about...

“They need us”

I’ve been talking about this guy, Jorge Ramos, for two days, so I thought I might as well write my blog about him. There could be few journalists more influential. Last week President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney came down to Miami to be grilled by...

Lesson for all as US schools think again

Published in The Australian newspaper, September 1 The Harvest Preparatory school in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Picture: Ivan Georgiev THERE’S a crisp intensity inside the kindergarten class at Mastery, a new charter school in Minneapolis that’s...

Obama faithful brave the squall for democratic convention climax

Published at The Australian online, September 7ANOTHER storm sweeps through Charlotte, cooling the air and sending people running to bus shelters and the awnings of skyscrapers. The downpour is intense and those caught in the squall are saturated. But the rain...