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The Op Ed Project

Native Americans in Higher Education Are More Than Just an Asterisk

Amanda Tachine | Posted 02.22.2015 | College
Amanda Tachine

We need to pay more attention to Native college students, applying resources to dismantle hurtles that hinder their success.

On Learning Entitlement or the Seminar That Changed Me

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 01.28.2013 | Media
Gina Athena Ulysse

The goal of the seminar was to impart those under-represented in the media with skills that encouraged them to become contributors and in the process move the dial to diversify public debate.

Olympic Gymnast's Story Demonstrates Need for Immigration Reform

Cristina Tzintzún | Posted 10.07.2012 | Impact
Cristina Tzintzún

Instead of investing in this incredible source of human potential, we have closed the doors to them. Our society has continued to cast undocumented youth aside, and set them up for failure. Yet they continue to defy these odds.

Assigning Group Work Without Group Skills

Lilli Schussler | Posted 07.09.2012 | Teen
Lilli Schussler

Educators don't realize that just assigning group projects doesn't make individuals good at collaborating; we actually need to be taught the skills necessary for productive collaboration.

Democracy 911: Calling Women to Media and the Public Debate

Madeline Wheeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Madeline Wheeler

As a woman, mother and activist, to me, one week in American life and politics is like seven dog years. Women don't need to worry about keeping up wit...