What’s Wrong with Grit?

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*+-Vicki Zakrzewski: Are students who demonstrate high levels of grit—particularly when pressured by parents and teachers–dealing with their emotions in a positive or negative way?

Murdering Black Children

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*+-Murdering Black Children: By focusing on the racism of the shootings, we may overlook less overt racism that is more insidious.

How Solitary Confinement Hurts Youth

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*+-Kate McCracken: We cannot just lock these youth up and throw away the key. Correctional facilities, deemed the “parent” of these youth, must provide a safe environment for youth to be successful.

Children in Solitary Confinement

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*+-Youth in Solitary: The U.S. is still the only country willing to allow its citizens to die in prison for crimes they commit as minors.

The Souls of Black Boys

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*+-African American College Statistics — Black boys are suspended and expelled at higher rates for lesser offenses than are white students.

Virtual Schools: Cyber Pie in the Sky?

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*+-Gary Cohn: The virtual schools are gaming the system. They get [public] funding based on the number of students they get in the door. Then many of these students struggle and fail and leave.

Why Don’t Youth Curfews Work?

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*+-Mike Males: Doesn’t it seem logical that a curfew requiring police to remove an entire group of people from public spaces for hours would at least reduce public crimes and safety risks involving that group? Well, it doesn’t.