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JROTC

The Pentagon’s JROTC program canvasses public high schools for future soldiers.

Tar from the tobacco leaves stains the hands of young workers.

Young farm workers are falling ill from “green tobacco sickness” while the industry denies it and government lets it happen.

Michael Steele with a wild turkey he shot in 2012

Under pressure, the Obama administration withdrew rules barring young laborers from dangerous work—a decision with grave consequences for several families.

Americorps aid relief

Is AmeriCorps a lifeline for debt-burdened young Americans—or one more example of relentless government cost-cutting?

Goodnight Moon

A new exhibit, The ABC of It, asks grown-up questions about literature for kids.

Star Wars

Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Rambo, Red Dawn and how a tale of American triumphalism was returned to the child’s world.

G.I. Joe

Barbie, Joe, Darth Vader and making war in children’s culture.

An adopted child

I’d like to believe my sons’ best life is in my home, and not with their first families. But Christians committed to justice need to remember we are not entitled to other people’s children.

What's next for early childhood education? The Nation's Bryce Covert talks with Dana Goldstein and Melissa Lazarín about the policy and politics of universal preschool.

Blogs

Need some reading suggestions? See below for recommended reads from our brilliant group of fall interns:

November 12, 2014

What are interns reading for the week of 10/23/14?

October 27, 2014

What are interns reading for the week of 10/16/14?

October 20, 2014

NYU Queer Union tackles student debt with their second annual “Come Out of the Debt Closet” event.

October 15, 2014

Students in Newark, New Jersey, walked out of class earlier this month in protest of the “One Newark” plan to privatize the district’s schools. A substitute teacher reflects on the action.

September 26, 2014

These women are making substantive improvements on their college campuses to stop sexual assault before it happens.

July 24, 2014

Two years after the Supreme Court ruled the practice unconstitutional, many states are still able to send children to die in prison without recourse.

June 25, 2014

Hardline reformers are using Vergara v. State of California to dismantle tenure in other states.

June 13, 2014

Watch how this Oakland teen went from being involved in gang violence to being top of his class.

June 12, 2014

Most of the unaccompanied children waiting in a Nogalas detention facility migrated from violence-torn countries in Central America.

June 10, 2014