Cool podcast. I like how you presented the facts and also discussed your opinions of the case. This story is honestly quite incredible. The act of forgiveness is something I value highly. Sasha’s forgiveness and understanding for Richard’s poor actions is inspiring. It probably took great courage for Richard to give such an honest and personal apology as well. I also believe that seven years was too long. Richard made a horrible decision, but I don’t think it was worth seven years.
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.