Across the US, the lack of affordable housing has reached a crisis. In some of the biggest cities, like San Francisco, LA, or New York City, a shortage of supplies has led to soaring prices. Many low- and
This is quite the interesting post, to say the least. When I first saw this I thought “Oh great, another ridiculous conspiracy theory.” But then when I saw the unclassified document it changed EVERYTHING. I can’t say I’ve ever seen another conspiracy theory backed with evidence quite like this!
In 2016, a hopeful President Obama said, “We are not as divided as we seem.” Last year President Trump said “I can tell you that a big portion of this nation is united like it’s never been united before.
Hey Sam, I liked your post about the American dream. I agree with the sentiments you express, especially “I hate the fact that anyone in America thinks they can’t achieve their dreams. That number should be zero…” With the growing income inequality in our country, it does feel like younger Americans may not have the opportunities to achieve…[Read more]
This is a pretty solid argument, especially the part where you said “…therefore, pulling video games into conversations about white criminals may be using the games as a baseless excuse”. It reminds me of when people blamed the Columbine Shooting on Eminem.
In recent years, sentencing reform has received a lot of attention. We’ve rightly come to the realization that we can’t just lock people up and throw away the key. More than 95% of people in prison are eve
Sexual misconduct has been a problem forever, but has only come to light in the last 20 years. There’s a long history of women not reporting sexual misconduct, out of fear of not being believed. In this era o
Gun control is in the news a lot these days. While murder rates have declined in recent years, mass shootings have been on the rise. The number of people killed for shooting has risen steeply. In 2016, 49 people
Nice arguments brought up, and some good examples were presented as well. One point that I think should have been brought up would be how all federally licensed gun dealers must run background checks on every buyer. Despite this, and a few grammatical mistakes, this is a good article about the truth behind gun control.
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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.
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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.