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The most dispiriting election of a lifetime.
At the biggest Democratic event of the campaign season, Obama argued that the coming election is a choice between the past and the future rather than a referendum on his first two years in office.
When faced with something so painful as gay teen suicide, it's easy to scapegoat child bullies. It's hard to create a world that wants queer youth to live and thrive.
The celebrated film tells a familiar story about unions and schools—but misses what's new.
When budget cuts led to mass layoffs, the 15-year-old student author lost the mentorship of many influential adults.
Saddened at the loss of his school's cooking class and the state of the school library, the author fears that American students will fall behind students in other countries.
Thanks to Governor Christie, a generation of hardworking New Jersey students don't know if they'll be able to afford college.
The author offers an uplifting example of a public high school that offers students exceptional education in New York City, but wants more students across the US to have similar opportunities.
Nation Writing Contest Winner: Students and workers pay the price in the decline of Detroit's automobile industry.
After describing the immediate effects of budget cuts to education, such as overburdened teachers and lack of after school activities, the 16-year-old author considers the long-term effects of a poorly educated populace for the future of America.
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