Join Young People Nationwide in Calling Our Senators to Support the Budget

Here in Brooklyn, we've been feeling the economic crisis at a personal level...

Between the cuts to MTA services, health care programs and public education; along with increased costs of living at every level,like a $20 increase in monthly MTA passes and a 5-8% increase in gas/electric bills, it can get tough for families on my block to make it through paycheck to paycheck.

Take Back NYU's Occupation: A Young Progressive Movement with Campus Occupations?

Teaching JAMAL: Lessons From a "Muslim Thug" who "sucked" at MATH

| January 27, 2009 - 5:22 am

Tags: education, Social developement

I recently interviewed for a position with to teach computers to a group of young men and women who have been identified as "underprivileged" and i wanted to discuss why during the interview i said i won't be teaching "underprivileged" students I will be teaching students. When i was in high school I used to teach a young man by the name of Jamal in Math.

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund 2009 Summer Legal Internship Program!

| January 13, 2009 - 4:31 pm

Tags: economic justice, education, housing, human rights, internships


The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), founded in 1974, is the first organization on the East Coast to protect and promote the legal rights of Asian Americans through litigation, legal advocacy, and community education.  For more information abou

Act on a DREAM for a better america

| December 23, 2008 - 10:15 pm

Tags: Dream Act, education, higher education

Barack Obama has stated that undocumented students brought up in the United States are "American for all intents and purposes." Senator Richard Durbin has implored Congress to "give these kids a chance." Republican Sen.

Undocumented Students and the Dilemma

| December 9, 2008 - 2:52 am

Tags: Arkansas, education, tuition, undocumented students

So the story goes like this; This past May the Arkansas' Department of Higher Education (ADHE) send out a letter to all the chancellors and presidents of all college and Universities across the state.

Keeping Migrant Workers’ Kids at School

| November 30, 2008 - 11:51 pm

Tags: computers, education, Immokalee, migrant workers, technology.NPR

I found an interesting report on the National Public Radio (NPR) website about a new program in a small town in Florida called Immokalee.  Immokalee is a town where many migrant workers’ families stop by every year, and call it home, for some period of time anyway, in their yearly march following the crops of fruits and vegetables.

A Different Voice, A Different Perspective on the Verge of Being Lost Forever

There was an interesting article in the New York Times this past Thursday regarding the struggle of one Native American tribe to preserve its language from becoming extinct.

Chess Mates: Little Kids + Chess = Winning Strategy

| October 3, 2008 - 4:54 pm

Tags: Aaron Moreno, arizona, blueprint, Chess Mates, education, fellow, schools, Tucson

[asset|aid=937|format=image|formatter=asset|title=P9060043.JPG|width=213|height=160|align=left|resizable=true]Aaron Moreno, the October featured fellow, is an accomplished chess player and wanted to bring his love of chess to the kids at public schools in Tucson, Arizona.

Public School Boycott?

| September 2, 2008 - 3:56 am

Tags: education

I read this short article tonight from The Washington Post:

This is an interesting tactic to take: boycotting underfunded public schools in order to get the state to put in more money into them.