I like how you talked about traditional American values. I absolutely agree that these are what the country is founded on. Leaders like MLK have definitely made these more of a reality. My question for you is: while country was founded on these values like freedom, unity, and diversity, do Americans exemplify those values today? Overall great…[Read more]
Gun control is one of the most decisive issues in the US today. Personally, I believe that people in general should be able to own guns. However, limitations need to be put in place. Gun shows that do not require background checks need to be done away with. Assault rifles and weapons of such caliber should also be heavily restricted, if not…[Read more]
Abusive relationships, both physical and verbal, have been a problem for all cultures throughout history. You said you were looking into brainstorming a solution to the problem, which is really important research. The best place to start is to look into the root causes of these toxic relationships and the results of the abuse on the…[Read more]
Maggie, I got really excited when I saw a post on multiverses. This has been a question lingering in the back of my mind for some time. Your insights on the “cold spot” shows that in fact our universe could actually be part of a system of multiple universes. In fact, an MIT professor I’ve read has some really good insight on this topic.…[Read more]
Anna, I like your perspective on this issue. When people talk about the opioid epidemic, most people complain about patients being reckless with their drugs, or selling their extra pills. They blame the patients for this epidemic. However, when you said, “Both the medical industry and drug dealers are connected through greed and profit, targeting…[Read more]
This is a youth-powered social network 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.
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.