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  • Hi there, Fatema. This letter is extremely powerful and cites many different young activists. I enjoyed the different areas of activism you drew from, ranging from female education rights to the rights of the natural land in America. These issues are core to our generation and they are fights we will continue to fight until we have won. In the…Read More

  • This is a very insightful article, Casey. I had no idea how significant the number of people selling fake “cures” for the virus was. I knew people would try to profit off of people’s fears, but the New York Times article you cited really explained it well. In the future, I hope to read more on actual CDC recommendations as well as research being…Read More

  • Hi Emely,
    These books sound really interesting! I like how you tied the messages of all three novels together, even if they are all told through a unique lens. It is really important that we take note of all the people who are currently writing to get the attention of people around the world to show them these critical messages. I think you would…Read More

  • Hey Amaia,
    I think this is super interesting because you and your new source are both 100% correct, abstinence teachings or beliefs are not an issue in a society where all are entitled to their own beliefs, the issue come from forcing beliefs on others and not providing options. I think this a prevalent misconception about issues in a society…Read More

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    While there are no major critics of education in youth detention centres, many argue that proper education is too expensive for kids who have made these serious mistakes. On the contrary, some wish to expand the

    An Update on Education in Youth Detention Centres

    While there are no major critics of education in youth detention centres, many argue that proper education is too expensive for kids who have made these serious mistakes. On the contrary, some wish to expand the budget of these...

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    I have read and annotated three articles that look into education systems inside of youth detention centers, also known as youth prisons. Currently, education in youth detention centers is severely lacking, with

    Why improving education in youth detention centers improves society as a whole

    I have read and annotated three articles that look into education systems inside of youth detention centers, also known as youth prisons. Currently, education in youth detention centers is severely lacking, with students at all different levels, crammed into...

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    I have read and annotated three articles which look into education systems inside of youth detention centres, also known as youth prisons. Currently, education in youth detention centres is severely lacking, with

    Problem Solution Summary 1

    I have read and annotated three articles which look into education systems inside of youth detention centres, also known as youth prisons. Currently, education in youth detention centres is severely lacking, with students at all different levels, crammed into...

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  • Hi Lior,
    This was super interesting article. The notes about the Australian economy being dependent on coal mining as well as sales are really interesting because not many people realize that. I also really enjoyed learning about the Dipole, which I had not previously known much about. I would love to hear more about the economic consequences of…Read More

  • Hi there Cesar,
    This is a really interesting article. The housing crisis across America continues to grow, and it is critical that affordable housing be provided for working professionals. Teachers are a critical part of society, but it has become evident in the past few years that their salary does not accurately reflect the gravity of their…Read More

  • Hi there Italia,
    This topic is a really interesting one, especially since these programs are based out of Chicago which has had issues in the past with school to prison pipelines. I would love to hear more about potential ideas to make this more affordable, and what kinds of plans the government could use to close this gap.
    -erica s

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    In some schools, counties, or even states, there is a direct school-to-prison pipeline. Students who, more times than not, are already struggling in school are sent into detention facilities, or detained at home,

    Lack of Education Inside the Juvenile Justice System Creates an Endless Cycle

    In some schools, counties, or even states, there is a direct school-to-prison pipeline. Students who, more times than not, are already struggling in school are sent into detention facilities, or detained at home, where they receive little or no...

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    • I agree that this is an important issue. You might find this article interesting: http://www.justicepolicy.org/news/8775 . At the end it suggests ways to to help solve this problem.

    • Dear Erica,

      I am impressed by your post ” Lack of Education inside the Juvenile Justice System creates an Endless Cycle” because people were restrained from receiving the quality education that they wanted , aimed for and on top of that it was very difficult for them to graduate .

      One sentence that you wrote that stand out for me is in lines ” The Impact of Incarcerating Youth in Detention and Other Secure Facilities,” says 43 percent of incarcerated youth nationally receiving remedial education services in detention did not go back to school once they got out, and another 16 percent went back to school but dropped out after five months.” These are more than just statistics, they show how these detention facilities impact students’ likelihood to graduate, or to continue their education at all?. It seems like it was impossible for them to get out of that cycle. Why could not people understand that those students have to complete their education?. It is not fair for those people to end up ruining their academics lives just because of social interruptions.

      Have you seen this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BinNvKznltA>? I thought you might be interested in this because it has slightly to do with certain people of color in the community. I wonder if the system was mostly likely like that for specific groups of people (including people of color or just everyone in general).

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because It is very important for me to update myself with this types of news about how dare there are ways like this to stop people from getting educated so that it gets to dispare the educational population. People of color tend to struggle more in society than white people.

  • Hey Dorothy,
    This is really interesting! The majority of adults associate crimes with lower socioeconomic areas or people, which is certainly not always the case. My sister is a criminal defense attorney and it is true that it costs a lot of money to defend yourself. I would love to read more about solutions you have to fix the holes in our…Read More

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    Erica commented on the post, Fitting in the Gaps

    Hi there Thomas,
    This sounds like an extremely interesting novel that I would love to read! This made me think about the puzzle pieces that make up all of the different communities we are all part of. I would love to hear more about how this book applies to the real world and how we can apply it to our daily lives.
    Sincerely,
    Erica Strand, JMCHS

  • Naomi, this is really interesting. This quote, “Although this country was built on freedom, there are other key factors it was built on, such as racial inequality.” really stood out to me because many Americans often forget this fact. Your article was very well put together and the additive of source links was a great way to give yourself…Read More

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    Erica commented on the post, The American Dream

    Sam, really good ideas, just maybe give it a quick proof-read before you publish it- typos can distract from the real message. I like the cited articles about modern people’s belief in the American Dream. Have you considered the personification of the American Dream as used in classic American literature? Many famous novels such as the Great…Read More

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    My first article was titled, “The Separation of Church and State in the United States Has Gone Too Far”. The author, Louis DeBroux, clearly feels that the United States is no longer religious enough. They arg

    The Polarization of the Separation of Church and State

    My first article was titled, “The Separation of Church and State in the United States Has Gone Too Far”. The author, Louis DeBroux, clearly feels that the United States is no longer religious enough. They argue that because ‘the...

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  • Joshua, this is fantastic! I had no idea how failed democracy was tied to these nations, specifically the DRC. This piece makes one think about other failed nations in the world, or even developing countries who got started later than America, or were pushed down by other world powers. Your statement, “Understanding how political corruption has b…Read More

  • Calaia, this is a very interesting an thought provoking poem. Most people assume gun violence is just that, reckless violence, but here you mention, “Because the people or the person behind the gun are scared of reality
    Scared of facing the fact that they’re human beings just like us
    And that they’re nothing without the gun or weapon” which s…Read More

  • Joshua, this is fantastic! I had no idea how failed democracy was tied to these nations, specifically the DRC. This piece makes one think about other failed nations in the world, or even developing countries who got started later than America, or were pushed down by other world powers. Your statement, “Understanding how political corruption has…Read More

  • Calaia, this is a very interesting an thought provoking poem. Most people assume gun violence is just that, reckless violence, but here you mention, “Because the people or the person behind the gun are scared of reality
    Scared of facing the fact that they’re human beings just like us
    And that they’re nothing without the gun or weapon” which sug…Read More

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    In February of 1954 Rev. George Docherty delivered a sermon to a congregation that President Dwight D. Eisenhower was a member of. In his sermon Docherty stated that “To omit the words ‘under God’ in the Pledg

    God Bless America, Land of the Religiously Diverse

    In February of 1954 Rev. George Docherty delivered a sermon to a congregation that President Dwight D. Eisenhower was a member of. In his sermon Docherty stated that “To omit the words ‘under God’ in the Pledge of Allegiance...

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    • Wow, great post. It’s interesting, I have never thought about the pledge in that sense. It’s odd that a country that portrays itself as religiously diverse has such strong connections to Christians the ideals of them. Its a contradiction in all senses.

    • I never knew that “under God” wasn’t in the original pledge. I wonder why “under God” was added in the 50’s. Could be something to look up for later.

    • I had no idea this was a thing. It’s highly ironic, considering American ideals of religious freedom. This topic will make a very interesting essay; I’ll be interested to read it.

    • I thought that “under God” was in the Pledge of Allegiance from the very start. It’s fascinating to explore how religious ideals have influenced greater American culture, especially in the relatively recent 20th century. It would be very interesting to read responses to Rev. Doherty’s claim from a multitude of religious perspectives. Personally, as a non-Christian, I believe that one does not need to be Christian to fulfill the “American ideal” (values such as self-determination and freedom, in my interpretation), as they are unrelated to worship of a deity like God, but one can be religious and fulfill the ideal at the same time.

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