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 […]

Why School Should Be Changed

This is a submission from our Leaders 4SC Middle School Camp. While some people may say that school is fine as it is, I believe that we should be teaching students fundamental life skills, and change the curriculum to fit things that are beneficial to learn for the future so that teens can be more […]

Dress Codes Feed Into Sexism

This is a submission from our Leaders 4SC Middle School Camp. Someone could say that dress codes help keep people focused in school, but dress codes feed into sexism because they signal to girls that their bodies are sexual, they target women, men have more freedom to wear what they want, and women can’t feel […]

School Libraries Need More Asian-American Books

This is a submission from our Leaders 4SC Middle School Camp. Diversity in America Asian-Americans account for 5.6 percent of the US population according to the 2017 Census Bureau population estimate. That’s about 18.2 million Asian-Americans living in the U.S. The white, non-Hispanic or Latino population makes up 61% of the American population. Asian-Americans are […]

How College Admissions Has Been Changed Forever

The world of college admissions has been forever changed, after the scandal involving major Hollywood celebrities has come to light. This controversy includes wealthy business owners, and other famous people, bribing various officials involved in the college admissions process. Some also faked that their children were high level recruits in order to get them into […]