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.
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?
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.
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 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

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

Could my teenage a-hole self really come back to haunt me?

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

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

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.”
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.
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The name of my sleepy little hometown is now a synonym for impossible, unimaginable massacre.
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.
As a kid, I wouldn’t have DARED to ever speak to an adult that way. Except for that one time.
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