The government is making the #takeaknee movement and making into the something to cover up bigger problems that’s going on in the world. The football players are taking a knee for the things that is not right in
I completely agree that the football players are kneeling to acknowledge issues in our country, and by doing so show no disrespect to the flag, military, or country. I believe that the players are effectively using their platform to promote necessary change. By showing what problems we have in our country, the players are actually making it better, as following our nation’s basic principles. Do you think that there is a less controversial way for the players to spread their ideas? I know that in the NBA, players show their disapproval of our country’s current state by wearing shoes that say “equality” or by being active in the community. I am interested to see what you write next.
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.