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 …

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 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 …

UBI: What every American should know

UBI (Universal Basic Income) is one of the more progressive outlooks I support. Essentially, it’s a guaranteed paycheck from the government to all citizens. This payback system would simplify welfare tremendously. The funds could be as little 11,770 for a single American per annum. Simply put, this would keep every American above the poverty line (provided they spend their UBI …

The Amazon Rainforest is on fire, and this is why you should care

Here we are again. The outcome of poor environmental policy has come to a head. What happens next? Well, here’s the truth: the Amazon Rainforest is on fire. There’s no denying that the 83% surge in wildfires since 2018 is a result of intensive agricultural practices and deforestation (though, President Jair Bolsonaro certainly wants to try). Brazil’s freshly elected president …