I asked several lawyer colleagues if they knew of other instances in which a whole occupational category was banned by law from volunteering in schools. They did not. Indeed, as far as I can tell, only sex offenders as a class are de facto banned from school grounds.
This Mother’s Day, I ask you to think about helping a young mom get the support and services she needs.
It distresses me that anti-choice politics could threaten my relationship with at-risk middle school students.
While the Maryland ballot initiative on education is great for young migrants in that state, it highlights the fact that federal action is sorely needed to protect the human rights and dignity of migrants everywhere.
In the whirlwind of policy debates and activist conferences, it is easy to gloss over the victories we’ve accomplished together this past year. As I look forward to my next year, I’m glad to have such powerful hermanas beside me because we still have much work to tackle.
Press reports of the attack on Malala Yousafazi are focused on religious extremism and the Taliban’s crushing hold on some regions in Pakistan. I want to focus not only on Malala but also on how educating girls, one by one, can change the world.
I rarely use the word evil. But when I read that the Taliban had gunned down 14 year old Malala Yousafzai, and two other girls in Karachi, Pakistan I could not find another word.
The 2011–12 school year brought the typical array of controversies over sexuality education in public and private schools, along with exciting news of new sexuality-education standards.
When it comes to contraception, the United States could be viewed as the land of lunacy. The facts and figures from that country demonstrate the power of contraception to change a society.
For hundreds of years, to be a girl in Liberia was to be relatively powerless. To address that, advocates helped the Liberian Senate sign the Children’s Rights Act into national law in 2011.