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The true problems facing public education are inequality and opportunity gaps.

Tiger Mom

Whether you're a tiger mother, a soccer mom, a helicopter parent or something else, if you're not in poverty, then your kids will probably end up okay.

Fueled by serious funds, young advocates of legalization are poised for big gains.

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.

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.

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.

Blogs

If Rabble Rousers frontman Bill Collins is right to say that “politics is like a car,” then its most recent drivers—previously less active urban and youth populations—have stepped back from the wheel.

October 28, 2010

Students discover the healing powers of music in Canada's poorest neighourbood

October 26, 2010

The Democratic Party only has itself to blame for growing youth malaise and apathy.

October 25, 2010

Debates about bonuses, endowments, and financial aid is not one of numbers and budgets—but of values.

October 19, 2010

The opportunity for Muslims and non-Muslims to function in a peaceful, democratic co-existence is not a far-fetched dream.

October 19, 2010

Five undocumented immigrants joined the freshman class at the University of Pennsylvania this year.

October 18, 2010

Numbers show promise for voter turnout on campuses in Nov. 2 midterm election.

October 18, 2010

Canvassing the slums of Philadelphia gave one student an unexpected opportunity to climb down from the ivory tower and see the real impact of government policy for himself.

October 17, 2010

On a Saturday in June, workers, students and allies of UNITE HERE Local 217’s downtown Providence hotels marched in solidarity with gay rights activists in the Rhode Island Pride Parade.

October 12, 2010

This month, young Democrats across the country are working tirelessly to engage youth voters and close the enthusiasm gap.

October 7, 2010