Category: Education

Back to school as a trans kid

Back to school as a trans kid

—Ann Travers
For trans kids who use the summer break to transition, the new school year is full of possibilities: ranging from a newfound feeling of comfort and acceptance to discrimination and danger.

The School-to-Prison Pipeline is Still Operating

The School-to-Prison Pipeline is Still Operating

—Derek Black
Reflecting on a mass campus lockdown at a high school in Georgia, Derek Black argues that courts must re-engage on issues of school discipline and the school-to-prison pipeline.

Vaccine Mandates and the Search for Social Justice

Vaccine Mandates and the Search for Social Justice

—Jennifer Reich
At the beginning of each school year, children around the country will be asked to provide school supplies alongside evidence that they have received all recommended vaccinations against childhood vaccine-preventable diseases. Although these requirements have become increasingly contentious, but were, in fact, created only in the last 35-50 years in an effort to create greater access to care for the most children in need.

Forget What You’ve Heard about Youth and American Politics

Forget What You’ve Heard about Youth and American Politics

—Henry Jenkins
Forget what you’ve heard about youth being ignorant and apathetic about American politics. Young people are tapping into a broad range of different platforms and practices, seeking change “by any media necessary.”