This is not a lost generation, just a generation that is a bit lost. We can find America's future, just as soon as we help these young people to find themselves.
High School Graduation Rates,
Race To The Top,
America doesn't have a public education crisis. Rather, it has a poverty crisis that manifests itself in the self-perpetuating educational vicious cycle in which most poor children, that is to say, black and Hispanic children, are caught and can't escape.
Sadly, over half of black young men who attend urban high schools do not earn a diploma. Of the dropouts, nearly 60 percent will go to prison at some point. Perhaps there is no real connection between these two statistics, or the eerily similar ones associated with young Latino men....
Funded by the conservative group Generation Opportunity, the new #OptOut wannabe-movement aims to scare young people into forgoing healthcare coverage, because somewhere down the line, that will be more of a benefit to them than a burden. Right.
We are all standing on the shoulders of those who believed in us long before we believed in ourselves. They were mentors long before the term gained the recognition that it has today.
It feels dumb saying I didn't realize how unbelievably offensive the name "Redskins" actually is until now, but it's true. Prior to the recent media attention that's arisen the thought had never once crossed my mind.
The handwriting is on the wall. It's time to prepare my skin for the fall and winter and give up my summer skin care routine. I am going back to my winter routine, which you should also find helpful.
After a week which began with 12 killed at a Navy Yard shooting in Washington, and continued with 13 shot at a South Side park in Chicago, we still can't get Congress to pass legislation on background checks.
More than 10,000 persons are now locked up in America's jails for life with no chance of release. The majority of these non-violent offenders are there for either drug offenses or property crime.
Next time someone tells you that any student or group of students is destined to fail in school, don't believe them. Their path is in their heads. If they have belief, hope and tenacity, there is no telling how far students can go.