The City Council of Greenbelt, Maryland listened and acted on its Youth Advisory Committee’s recommendation to extend voting rights to those 16 and older. January 8, 2018 was an icy night in this city of 24,000 located about 12 miles from Washington, DC. Three councilmembers were not present. Would the vote be delayed? Ema andContinue reading Another City Lowers the Voting Age to 16!
To get you geared up for the Women’s March across the country on January 20, we developed this list from our own readings and from Bustle’s International Women’s Day book list. Also, check out our free eBook titled Girls Gone Activist!, a bilingual action guide written by School Girls Unite. Take a look and add your own.Continue reading 8 Empowering Feminist Books for 2018
From Chicago to Denver, students persist in trying to change the punitive school discipline policies. Alexandria United Teens (AUT) has been collaborating for several years with the Advancement Project, Critical Exposure, Tenants and Workers United plus other advocacy organizations to demand funds for restorative practices in this northern Virginia district. So often school climate expertsContinue reading Arresting the School-to-Prison Pipeline
“STUDENTS ARE THE MOST VALUABLE AND LEAST CONSULTED EDUCATION-POLICY EXPERTS IN AMERICA.” ~AMANDA RIPLEY, AUTHOR OF “THE SMARTEST KIDS IN THE WORLD” Too often the mantra ‘Student Voice’ falls on deaf ears. Certainly, the views by some students do get heard. Student representatives–elected by their high school peers–who serve on their School Boards tend to earn respect fromContinue reading Students Win Vote for All School Board Candidates