Red Light On Free Speech, Green Light on Tyranny

Recently, three schools outside of Syracuse, New York banned Halloween costumes referencing the Netflix show Squid Game because of their “potentially violent message”. This isn’t even the first time. Schools have been censoring “violence” in pop culture since pop culture was a thing. Before, it was the Scream mask and Freddy Krueger. Now, it is […]

What’s Wrong With Critical Race Theory?

Introduction Republicans want to ban critical race theory from being taught in public schools while Democrats want to use it to pass policies that further their agenda. But what is critical race theory? And should it be taught? While both sides have been quick to politicize it, critical race theory is an important subject due to […]

The Critical Race Theory Is Not A Direct Attack On You As An Individual

The Critical Race Theory, which has been used by sociologists, focuses on the racism that is embedded in institutions and systems that we as a society participate in. Lately, there has been an uproar about the CRT and whether it should be taught in school; some states have gone through with banning the discussion in […]

Who Is in Charge Of Educating Today’s Children on Social Issues?

Introduction At some point in one’s life, they will be taught about the world surrounding them and the problems that circulate through the society of which they are a part of. But just how are they informed of today’s issues? Are these methods the best approach to enlightening today’s youth on what battles the world […]

Red, Green, and In Between: How Redlining Divided Neighborhoods and Schools

This is a submission from our Leaders 4SC Middle School Camp With the COVID-19 pandemic in full force, schools have shifted to online learning. But in the midst of this, let’s talk about where online learning is happening. Homes. Specifically, the government policy that made homes black and white. We’re going to talk about redlining. […]

Are There More Pros or Cons to Online Learning?

Introduction Since COVID-19 started, schools were shifted to online learning, which was new to many students. It was hard for professors and teachers to get used to the new teaching and learning system. Many students’ mental health has been negatively affected during the online learning mode while some students are still having trouble getting used […]

The Virtual Divide: Online vs. In-Person Learning in Fall 2020

As schools begin to reopen or begin virtual teaching this fall, institutions face the difficult decision of whether or not they should hold in-person classes. Private schools possess higher funds and more resources to enforce safety precautions that enable students to physically attend school each day, putting students enrolled in private institutions at an advantage. […]

The Importance Of Mental Health In Relation To Education During A Pandemic

Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has been going for about seven months now, and American schools are reopening for a new school year. Since the coronavirus hit America, everyone went into a state of quarantine. People were isolated from each other, which had significant mental impacts; stress and anxiety were increased. Restrictions were attempted to be lifted […]

Affirmative Action: Equity or Inequality?

Affirmative Action Since its introduction in the mid-1900s, the concept of affirmative action has continuously sparked controversy. Defined by Stanford as “positive steps taken to increase the representation of women and minorities in areas from which they have been historically excluded,” affirmative action remains a widely debated topic amongst younger and older generations alike. Opposition […]

A Deficiency in Early Education Exposes Its Need for Increased Funding

William Butler Yeats, a renowned Irish poet, proclaimed that “education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire.” Education is not a progressive milestone. Rather, it is the beginning of a child’s future. Early education provides the chance for children to light their inner fires early, emanating promising sparks of […]