Prison Polls: a look into voting disenfranchisement for those still incarcerated

When Ava Duvanay debuted her latest Netflix Series “When They See Us,”  American citizens were forced to reexamine their views on our nation’s incarcerated and challenge racialized stigma of those behind bars. For decades, suffrage for marginalized people affected by voting disenfranchisement has been reformed in many states. For example, this past November, voters in Florida favored giving felons the …

White Privilege​

What does privilege mean to you? When one hears the word privilege, it almost sounds offensive. It is as if you worked really hard for something, you earned it, and then all of a sudden, the obstacles that you’ve gone through didn’t matter. However, that is not what it is. This simple comic clearly explains privilege. The environment in which …

Is it too Late to Stop the Inflation Epidemic?

Psychologists and teachers are warning that grade inflation may lead to worthless degrees and cognitive biases, leaving students thinking they are smarter than they actually are. In recent years, the number of students awarded “first” or “high honors” degrees has soared and most universities have an unexplainable jump in honors degrees awarded. This problem is most critical in the United …

Education & Funding

The United States is one of the greatest countries in the world, yet our educational system has ranked 38th in math and 24th in science. How can this be? The United States federal budget is at an estimated $3.438 trillion, so what’s the problem? Surely the government has enough money to better the educational system. One might think so, but …

ICE and the College Scandal: Report

About the author: Tasneem Mohammed is a student in Shrewsbury, MA. She is passionate about language and writing and is driven to learn and educate. Getting arrested for attempting to maintain legal immigration status seems a bit unreasonable, don’t you think? Well, that’s exactly what the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has done.  In late January, news broke that the …

We are overworking​ students

The average high schooler has approximately two hours of homework every night. This, along with a grueling eight hour school day, pins a students work week at approximately fifty hours. The average amount of work expected from an adult is forty; and anything above is seen as overtime. This begs the question: when kids should be enjoying their time in …

Charter Schools

About the author: Kieran Adams is a student in Medford, MA. He is passionate about climate change, economic reform, education, and progressivism. In the American educational system, there are many oddities, one being the existence of charter schools. Charter schools occur in a grey area between a public and a private school. They get public funding from American taxpayers while …

Interview with Congressman Jim McGovern

Please note that this is not part of our ongoing series on education. On October 25th, 2019, we interviewed Congressman James “Jim” McGovern, the U.S. House of Representatives member representing Massachusetts’s 2nd Congressional District. He currently serves as the chair of the House Rules Committee, the committee responsible for the rules under which bills may be presented to the House …

The United States Government Needs to Address the Student Debt Crisis

About the author: Jenny Chen is a liberal independent college student who is passionate about education reform and funding for K-12 public schools as well as affordable higher education options. She is a competitive debater, a political science major at Providence College, and an aspiring civil rights attorney. She can be found on Twitter at @jennychen8601. On June 13th, 2019, …

The Education Series

One of the most significant issues of our time concerns one of our oldest and most renown institutions: quality K-12 education.  In the day of Horace Mann, “The Great Educator,” America shined as a beacon of educational opportunity and progress. Followed by countless educational reformers, Mann fueled a movement on the belief that all people deserve access to quality public …