Great article. I’m glad that you feel as though attending a charter school had greater prepared you for the real world. Since I have friends who have attended charter schools and have opposing opinions than you I think the level of success on the student is relevant to how you need to learn. Overall great article and it’s nice to see the point of…[Read more]
Recently i’ve been reading up on Student Loan Debt and how to “manage it” so to say. The latest article I read goes into more depth on different ways to refinance your loan successfully. In this particular
My topic is Student Debt. Out of the 6 sources that I have read so far I’ve learned that Student Debt can be lessened in many ways and that student debt is often more of a burden for those who take out smaller l
Hi Ricardo! I thought what you wrote was extremely interesting. We talked about this problem in my Oceanography class and took a look at how much plastic is really in the oceans. It’s shocking how much waste we humans have thrown away and how it is still impacting us, even if it is no longer in our possession. The amount of marine life that is…[Read more]
Hi Kayla! I agree that school should start later. Later start times could help students get more sleep, if they didn’t stay up too late that is, and it could also allow students to get up and finish their homework before school without being stressed. This would make it so the student is more focused on the task and not just turning something in…[Read more]
I read Student Loan Debt: Can Parental College Savings Help?. This article talks about the rising cost of college and how it affects the students directly. It is said that the rising cost of college and the lower
Hi Angelina! I enjoyed reading what you wrote. I think that making the picking up of the litter into a paid job is a great idea and would have a better turnout in the long run. I also realize that your article is only about litter in that specific area, but my boarder question is this: where would the trash go after it is picked up? Would it just…[Read more]
Hi Cora. I really enjoyed reading your article. I both agree and disagree with the solution you have proposed to counteract climate change. I think that becoming vegetarian could help in small ways because there are less factories that are polluting the air in order to package and process the meat we consume, but I also believe that things such as…[Read more]
Often when looking into college we become worried about student debt and how we will be paying off our student debt for the rest of our lives. As time goes on colleges continue to rise in price making it
Keily, I think you’re on the verge of a great discussion, however the rights you mentioned are already granted to women. Women’s rights these days is advocating more for equality, such as getting paid as much for doing the same job as a man does, and respect, such as putting a stop to objectifying women and placing limits on things that women can…[Read more]
Hey Charlie, I really enjoyed reading what you had to say. Just the other day my teacher and I were talking about how the price of college has changed drastically even since they were in college. The price is way too high and this leads students to live their life trying to pay off student debt. I fear that the attendance rate of college will…[Read more]
I think this is a really good idea. There’s no reason for houses that aren’t being used to just stay there and be empty. There are people in need of homes and there are homes not being used, that makes for the perfect combo! The only thing that would be difficult is finding funding for the homes so that the students can continue to live there for…[Read more]
Hi Kelsey, I thought that what you wrote was really intriguing. I think that the topic of assisted suicide being legal is the same as the topic of abortion or marijuana being legalized. Assisted Suicide is, in my opinion, is something that is beneficial because it can lessen the amount of suffering that a person has to go through with a terminal…[Read more]
Hi Asher, I thought what you wrote about was really interesting. It’s extremely unfortunate that Richard had to serve time for a crime that he did not commit and I think that the resemblance between the two is shocking. His settlement of 1.1 million for being wrongly imprisoned is really good, but it’s still sad to see that the justice system…[Read more]
I thought your article was interesting. I think that it’s good that you put the issue about how animals are treated in Zoos in your article because that is a hot topic at the moment even though the issue has been going on for a while. I think that your organization could be improved slightly. I was a bit confused on how you got from testing…[Read more]
I agree, using your phone at an event like a concert is distracting and it does distance the person from the actual experience. Concerts are extremely fun and, while you want to capture the experience in a video to show others or to have it as a memory you can experience forever, it doesn’t give the same effect. You can’t capture the adrenaline…[Read more]
Recently I read an article that discusses the percentage of each age group that uses each type of social media platform such as facebook, snapchat, instagram, twitter, youtube, etc. The article states that in
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.