Students reported being told to wear skirts longer than the dress code actually required, with a side of being reminded that they were "gonna get raped" in the clothes they'd chosen.
POPSUGAR editors describe the ups and downs of being 20-something.
I fully support men being actively engaged in their children’s lives and education. However, after working with families in poverty for years, I know that making broad assumptions that “one size fits all” is just not realistic.
Could my teenage a-hole self really come back to haunt me?

Mar 7, 2014 at 12:00pm | 111 comments

Students face so many opportunities for division and prejudice in school -- race, sexual orientation, financial status, size -- are we now prepared to add one more discriminatory checkmark to the list? Who gets to eat lunch and who doesn't?

Jan 31, 2014 at 2:00pm | 300 comments

I wish more kids would leave the most oppressive setting they’ll likely face in their lifetime, and realize that life really starts after high school.
When I have kids, I'm going to reassure them that the best is always yet to come.

Aug 9, 2013 at 10:00am | 127 comments

In 6th grade, I didn’t realize like I do now the impact of a white woman calling out the size of my body and its parts.
I mean it’s one thing to imagine someone harboring ill sentiments towards your child. But to actually hear those thoughts expressed with such clarity and vehemence?
I don't know about you, but I generally consider the finer anatomical attributes of my fellow public restroom patrons to be none of my business.

Mar 4, 2013 at 3:00pm | 155 comments

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The name of my sleepy little hometown is now a synonym for impossible, unimaginable massacre.
The administration at a high school in Jersey recently asked only their female students to take an anti-swearing "pledge." Clearly, they have never met a teenage girl ever in their lives.

Feb 6, 2013 at 1:30pm | 108 comments

This Deluxe Classroom Lockdown Kit has everything your child needs to stay warm, cozy and entertained while a deranged lunatic roams the halls of their school.
As a kid, I wouldn’t have DARED to ever speak to an adult that way. Except for that one time.
Oddly enough, the best place for youth is not the prison system.
And I don’t mean: “I took time off to have a family, run a corporation and now I am back.” I mean: “ I have been doing nothing but school since I was 3 years old.”
Commenter amandamaren needs to look her best to get that money!