What happens when a criminal gets a gun illegally and everyone around you is left defenseless because of gun control? Gun control will not solve the issue of gun violence in this country, it will only make it worse. Look to Chicago, look to the UK, look to Australia. Taking away guns from law-abiding citizens is signing a death sentence for these…[Read more]
This is an interesting post. Yes, Australia had a mandatory buy-back of all firearms in the country. Yes, their gun violence went down. However, the violent crime in the country went straight up. Taking guns away from law-abiding citizens is a death sentence for those people. The NRA is completely funded by it’s members, not the government. When…[Read more]
Don’t worry about all the hate, Trump is saving our country and will continue to do so for the next 6 years. People can hate him, but that makes his supporters love him even more. Keep America Great in 2020
So, your entire argument is completely feelings-based. Which is fine, I’m glad you’re passionate about this. However, allow me to contradict you. Yes, the 11,000 number is about right for firearm homicides, but the number for a firearm saving a life is anywhere between 500,000-3 million each year according to the CDC. So, just saying that “less…[Read more]
I’m glad you’re passionate about this topic. However, “multifire machine guns” is a made up term. If you’re talking about fully-automatic weapons, those are already banned to the public in the 1993 Assault Weapons ban. As for banning all guns: guns are not the problem. You take away guns, then psychopaths will find other ways to harm and kill…[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.