I agree with your post “College can cost an arm and a leg, but it wasn’t always like this. What happened?” because the cost of attending college is extremely expensive. And although more people are going to college, it’s generally because more and more people are expected to based on our modern society. In addition, families are m…[Read more]
“Trust takes years to build, seconds to break, and forever to repair” (Mann). After the 9/11 attack that was carried out by the Islamic terrorist group (al-Qaeda) in the United States and took the lives of
I think your post brings up an important point. By hating someone for something they did, you only make the situation with that person worse. I think it is necessary for people to repair trust, but the question is, are people willing to go through that trouble? both side will have to be actively trying to build trust in order for it to be successfully restored. so I wonder, do you think that people are willing to do that?
I like this article a lot. The quote at the beginning (“Trust takes years to build, seconds to break, and forever to repair”) was a nice way to start out the article. This topic is extremely important in this day and age. This might be an interesting paper to check out https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1468-0335.2008.00689.x Thank you for bringing awareness to this issue. -Natalie Risse 🙂
Your post was very interesting and eye-opening to read. I have dealt with many instances where my trust has been broken and the quote that you said in the beginning (“Trust takes years to build, seconds to break, and forever to repair”) was something that I connected to. I think that there have been a lot of cases, big and small, that people have had to deal with their trust being broken or mishandled. When trust is broken, a lot of things can change. Also, your connection to 9/11 and how so many Americans saw Muslims differently after this incident reminded me of a book I read that had a teenage Muslim girl as the main character that faced so much discrimination and prejudice just because she was Muslim. Are there any other instances that you think that trust in the world has been broken or changed?
Thank you for sharing this! Kaitlyn Taylor Judge Memorial
I think your outlook on police brutality against African Americans is enlightening. As you said, a lot of people have heard about situations where someone was shot just because of their race, but they don’t think about the reasoning behind what causes police to pull the trigger. Is it due to their race or did they do or say…[Read more]
Hi Japple, I think your view on Hispanic equality is very interesting. You really seem to know what you’re talking about. You backed up your views with sources and statistics very well and it convinced me of your argument even more. Very well written!
Hi Angela, This article is really good. I liked how you had so many sources and how well the article was written. This quote ” “The gap between incomes along with discrimination and many other factors adds to another issue that Hispanic families face: insufficient funding for higher education,” reminded me a bit of the book Aftershock by Robert Reich. He goes over the economic inequality gap really well. I appreciated reading this article because it is such an important topic to discuss. Yo sé un poco español. Sin embargo, no escribo muy bien (maybe it’s bueno). Anyways, I think this article is so important, Thank you for writing it.
I really enjoyed your poem “Why am I here?”. I can relate to the feelings you conveyed in the poem. When you said “I just want to sleep… These people have too much energy,” it reminds me of the days when I couldn’t even get out of bed, and it took so much energy for me to just be at school. Like Jovana said, I also had the same…[Read more]
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.