Topic: Schools

School-to-Prison Pipeline Caused By War on Drugs Policy

April 25, 2016
Jail Cell

Nixon’s drug policies that began in the 1970s seeped into our nation’s education policy 20 years later, and today funnels hundreds of thousands of youths from schools into prison.

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Texas Must Change How We Learn About Black Lives in Schools

March 2, 2016
Chalk Board

Students only get a glimpse of black people in history, other than when the textbooks talk about slavery or the Civil Rights Movement. It’s time for a change.

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Texas Schools Must Become Relevant Again

Oct. 21, 2015

Millennials are coming of age at a time when many of our notions about work, identity, opportunity and mobility are undergoing profound change. Unfortunately our schools are not adapting.Schools across Texas must strive to be more responsive to the demands of our times, and that means teaching students the skills that are fit for an innovation economy.

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Tools that Schools Need to Battle Mental Illness in Kids

May 7, 2015
Parents and Teachers Talking

This week, May 3-9, is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, and every day, about 20 percent of students entering classrooms across the nation are struggling with mental health challenges. We must give schools more tools to battle mental illness in children.

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Schools Should Accommodate Those Struggling with Addiction

April 2, 2015
Schools Should Accommodate Those Struggling with Addiction

Newspapers and magazines are filed with stories of adolescents and young adults struggling with addiction.

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