This project was a project dedicated to the problems of the New York subway system, MTA. As a group, we thought that the public should be much aware of how dysfunctional the MTA is and how they fail to fix
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “It is apparent that there has been a lack of legislation to solve these issues”. Could you explain or give an example for the “lack of legislation” mentioned. I understand the purpose of petition, however simply demanding for Andrew. M. Cuomo to fix MTA will not change anything. As an example of the thereafter mentioned “lack of legislation”, I believe that closing down subway systems during the late night to very early morning will fix these issues. Only 1.5 percent of weekday riders, or about 85,000 people, use the subway between 12:30 a.m. and 5 a.m., according to 2016 data (source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/30/nyregion/subway-end-weeknight-service.html). Even with these low numbers, nighttime trains could be replaced with busses. There needs to be a shutdown to make drastic changes to the subway system. Work is extremely hard to finish from morning to evening, as construction work must be planned around still allowing those who usually go to that station a viable necessary option of transport. New York is one of the only systems in the world that has a 24/7 subway system, and the damage shows.
Subway travel is an imperative part of being able to get to parks. Fixing subway travel issues theoretically will lead more people to use the subway to get to parks, increasing the amount of people going to parks. I invite you to view your blog on similar park related issues https://parks.home.blog/
Dear Booker, I am intrigued by your post because I feel very passionate about the MTA. I feel the need to bring to peoples attention that there are many problems that need to be fixed. I find your post very informative and interesting. One thing you said that stands out for me is: “R32 subway cars are the oldest and rickety subway cars at 54 y…[Read more]
This is my adaptation about THE GOOSE-GIRL by Brothers Grimm. Its about a princess who is going to get married and along the way she is forced to follow her maid’s orders. Now she has to decide whether or not to
Dear Tatiana: I am pleased with post, “My Reaction to Donald Trump as President of the United States Of America!,” because I see your point and I feel the way.One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “He has divided us Americans more after his campaigns and when he spoke in the debate.” I think this is an accurate statement to make ba…[Read more]
Dear Kelsey: I am pleased with your post, “My Thoughts on the 2016 Presidential Debate,” because you stayed honest. Plus, you didn’t get all bias about anything which shows me you’re a person who’s civilized.One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “I do not have a big thought of the recent presidential election because I tried not to th…[Read more]
When I was asked to make this project, I wanted my characters to be completely random. So, I paired up a dinosaur and penguin. Then, I wanted this story to have a deep/dark meaning so I used the silly concept of
This is a youth-powered publishing platform that was started in 2003 by a group of teachers from local sites of the National Writing Project.
We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It’s easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other’s work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it’s been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
There are over 8,000 posts and over 13,000 comments by young people on the site on topics as diverse as the American Dream, Shakespeare, and sports as well as original poems and stories.
Youth Voices is a platform for youth to write about their interests, both in school and outside of school: what they are reading, what their hobbies or future careers might be, what they enjoy in their spare time. Like all of us, students follow our national leadership and form opinions. They are also welcome to write about those topics as well.
Youth Voices is fully non-partisan and welcomes youth of all types, from all regions, and with all viewpoints. Educators support youth in writing and thoughtfully responding to each other through the use of commenting guides, using tags to show common interests, playlists to support self-guided inquiry; opinions expressed by writers are their own.
If being part of such a community makes sense to you, we invite you to join us. We welcome all youth and any teacher interested in having students publish online and participate in the give and take of a social network like Youth Voices.