The censorship in online forums of students is something public schools have a limited ability to do. Unlike private schools, students do not sign a release stating that they wave many of their constitutional rights, including that of free and unlimited speech on any platform. However, since the Morse v. Frederick, 2007 case, schools are in fact…[Read more]
Although there may be no scientific evidence to the law of attraction being as real and true as gravity, there is evidence of people thinking positive thoughts and thus being able to notice the small things, such as finding money or having someone buy you a drink. Psychologists have done extensive research on whether or not thinking…[Read more]
I personally really enjoyed hearing about your family being Salvadoran. I definitely know that I do not always connect Latina or Latino with being from a state other than Mexico. I often attempt to keep an open mind when I hear the term Latino or Latina because I was never really sure what it meant until recently. I would like to hear more…[Read more]
Your description of a general form of anxiety was well worded and obviously something you feel strongly about. When you said, “Is it really and illness to worry?” I began wondering what the difference is between anxiety as a disorder and anxiety at a normal level. What I have learned through some brief research, is that anxiety is part of the…[Read more]
This is a well written discussion on both sides concerning gun control and how guns are distributed in the United States. I do wonder however, what is your opinion on gun control and how should the states separately control guns?
Gerrymandering is on the 2018 November ballot. Propestion 4 is attempting to get rid of gerrymandering by creating a community of people who will redraw the voting districts and keep them more fair. This will t
Great article! While I was reading this, I thought to myself, “Isn’t gerrymandering illegal?” Because if it is then the fact that Republicans are doing it with not a lot of resistance means more corruption in the political system. A great claim though, I agree that we should outlaw gerrymandering!
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.