The Labeling Theory states that individuals “behave in ways that reflect how others label them” (Crossman). For example, if students are labeled as “deviants,” they often feel stigmatized and are more likely t
You have a strong start to your thesis. You are covering an important social issue, and I look forward to seeing where you go with your project. With your project, will you be looking at human trafficking on a global aspect or in specific countries? I believe that with your research you will have the information to create a proposal for…[Read more]
I found the third article you mentioned very compelling. I think it is important for the U.S. to analyze our current gun policies and the problems that are occurring. The U.S. is a relatively young country and should consider some of the policies adopted by other countries. I agree with you that there is a tug-of-war between the states and…[Read more]
According to the ACLU, the school-to-prison pipeline is “a national trend wherein children are funneled out of public schools and into juvenile and criminal justice systems,” (ACLU). Because of school concerns wit
This is a strong start to your project, and I agree that it is an important issue to address. I agree that there is a poverty cycle in disenfranchised communities, and it is unfair that government policies are not doing enough to support these communities. I think it would be important for you to propose solutions to this issue. An…[Read more]
Amy, you provided effective examples for your argument. I found the comments of Trump administration most compelling because they are currently in positions of power. It is important to highlight any biases or views that influence their policy decisions. This reminded me of the influence of the LDS church in Utah’s government. I found a H…[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.