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School buses

The school-to-prison pipeline has emerged quickly, but the corrosive effect of criminalizing children will be felt for generations to come.

Sandy Hook Vigil

Three hundred million firearms are already in circulation in the United States. We need gun control solutions that deal with that reality.

Jonathan Kozol

Paul Tough and Jonathan Kozol examine how decades of family-unfriendly policies have heightened the stress experienced by many children at home and school.

Young voter

Without the youth vote, Obama woud have lost Florida, Ohio, Virginia and Pennsylvania—and the election.

President Barack Obama

Obama will carry the youth vote, but turnout is key, especially among young Latino voters in swing states.

Young Obama supporter in 2008

Young voters gave Obama a decisive win in 2008. Four years later, the love affair is on the rocks.

The students at Bunker Hill Community College may have difficult lives. But the best are as bright as any Ivy Leaguer.

Let me tell about you some of the things we do at camp that Americans for Limited Government would find subversive.

Trina Garnett

Trina Garnett accidentally set a fatal fire when she was 14. That was in 1976. Could today’s Supreme Court ruling against juvenile life without parole finally bring her home?

Blogs

Protests on the NYU campus in the wake of the Eric Garner non-indictment spark debates on social media about race and privilege.

December 10, 2014

What are interns reading for the week of 12/05/14?

December 5, 2014

What are interns reading for the week of 11/20/14?

November 21, 2014

What are interns reading for the week of 11/13/14?

November 14, 2014

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