I agree when you mentioned that fear is another virus that gets people to panic uncontrollably, causing a shortage of supplies for those who actually need it the most. In my community, the closure of schools has affected those and many who depend on the meals provided every day to survive. Though, a lack of education and selfishness is truly what…[Read more]
Social distancing is fairly new to the Western countries because of the little experiences with overwhelming outbreaks. Like you explained, social distancing is one of the cures for the rising curve that is hospitalizing thousands and causing many deaths. As a community, we can lower the curve by simply distancing ourselves and stopping the spread…[Read more]
School systems vary in each state, many schools have behavior issues, attendance issues, and low school wide scores. Though a public school in Albuquerque is experimenting with 4-H programs to fix these common
You brought up an important topic that is rarely spoken about, its important for people to be aware of how animal testing has been used for human benefits. Animal testing has helped develop medical treatments, designing products for humans and other health care uses. But on the other hand, animals have been abused for centuries.…[Read more]
I thought your topic was captivating because nutrition is often neglected in schools, though it should always be taught to create a healthy population. From my experiences, I noticed that we learn more about nutrition at a young age, but as we grow older education about nutrition slowly fades away. It’s extremely important to educate people about…[Read more]
Another factor that is affecting education in the United States is economic inequality. Economic inequality places low-income children out of success and the “American Dream”, where you can succeed and pro
Dating back to the Reagan era, the US educational system was appointed as, “ A nation at risk”. In 1994, the Educational Testing Service reported that 42% of college students had the skills to do basic tas
I agree, the skating community has been placed down by many because the public believes that skating is a breeding ground for crime. Though in reality skating is a positive activity that push kids to go outside. I believe illicit behavior occurs when the youth has nothing to do or nowhere to go. Skateparks give the youth a safe location to perform…[Read more]
Global Warming and Climate Change focused on Global warming, which is currently the main issue, and how climate change affects the population and environment. The article also explains predictions, international
Opioids may help people but there are other ways to cope with severe pain like using herbal therapies or traditional medicines, that are safer and less addictive. We can see opioid addictions lead people to harm themselves to receive more prescribed opioids. Why use harmful substances to relieve pain when there are safer options and methods that…[Read more]
I thought it was interesting how you wrote about a subject that really isn’t talked about. There are definitely other ways to conduct experiments without abusing animals. We have new and advanced technologies such as simulations that can conduct experiments more efficiently and will cause less harm. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/19453215/…[Read more]
I thought it was interesting when you mentioned the fact that scientist have known about the earth climates rising because of high levels of co2. Some denied that climate change actually existed because there wasn’t any drastic climate changes. Currently some still believe that global warming is not real while people all around are being affected…[Read more]
I thought it was interesting when you said,”…industries have a large impact on the US is because top oil companies such as ExxonMobil, Shell, and Chevron have an iron grip on policy making by making very generous contributions to political figures that advocate for these oil companies needs”. This caught my eye because its true. Many politicians…[Read more]
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.