U.S. political rhetoric about Syrian refugees has been heating up, with Republican presidential candidates voicing opposition to accepting them into the United States. While one candidate, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, has said the U.S. shouldn't even take in orphans under 5, a charitable organization based in his state continues to help refugees find homes. VOA's Michael Lamon reports.
One-hundred-seventy-six languages are spoken in the New York City public schools. With all of these languages, New York's Department of Education struggles to create educational opportunities that give every child an equal chance to learn. VOA's Michael Lamon tells us about one school with an innovative solution to the problem.
China's ambassador to the United States, Cui Tiankai, told VOA he is not obligated to testify before Congress on China's human rights record. VOA talked to Cui Wednesday at the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations' (NCUSCR) annual black-tie gala in New York.