Thank you for sharing your thoughts with all of us. I recently read a CNN article that discussed the intricate ways in which this crisis can be solved. It has gone on for quite some time now as you acknowledged, but the possible resolutions have many variables that could go into permanently solving the problem. In order to fix this crisis, the government needs to fully commit itself to doing so in order to regulate these variables, and although it won’t be an easy task, it’s one that we need to accomplish so that the citizens of Flint can continue their lives. Here’s the article if you’d like to check it out!! http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/19/us/flint-water-crisis-whats-next/index.html
Do you stand or do you sit down when the national anthem comes on? Most don’t stand because the national anthem may not mean nothing to them it’s just words, they let come in one ear and go other the other. Som
I do understand all of the points you are getting. I understand that the flag has been represented for the military in which they did fight for our freedom. Taking a knee is a stand against inequality and discrimination. Its not that they disrespect the people who have fought for our freedom. I believe that they stand for more equality and love around the world. I do believe that they the take a knee has turned into something much different now. I think as of right now its just a argument against trump where it started to come off as inequality and discrimination. I understand where you are coming from and I appreciate this post. You have some really good comments and understanding.
This is a youth-powered publishing platform 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.
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.
Youth Voices is a platform for youth to write about their interests, both in school and outside of school: what they are reading, what their hobbies or future careers might be, what they enjoy in their spare time. Like all of us, students follow our national leadership and form opinions. They are also welcome to write about those topics as well.
Youth Voices is fully non-partisan and welcomes youth of all types, from all regions, and with all viewpoints. Educators support youth in writing and thoughtfully responding to each other through the use of commenting guides, using tags to show common interests, playlists to support self-guided inquiry; opinions expressed by writers are their own.
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.