We need to make clear connections between gender inequality, sexism, and the harassment experienced by LGBTQ and gender non-conforming kids -- including girls who express sexual agency. Student activism can be a useful tool for bringing awareness to schools.
I had no idea what to expect when I learned I would be matched with a mentor during my freshman year of high school through iMentor.
"What does the skull say to you,?" asked Justin, a New York City high school student. "It's got some hair coming down over his eye, it looks evil and scary," answered a middle aged man.
Although demanding and time consuming, the school selection process has been a remarkably enjoyable and inspiring experience for our family. We became familiar with truly wonderful schools. We were impressed by their admirable programs and by their inspiring educators and leaders. Nonetheless, with every school visit, it became clearer and clearer which school is our first choice school -- our perfect match.
Governor Cuomo has proposed major changes to teacher evaluations in New York State. We want to let you know, from a teacher's perspective, the changes this law could bring to public schools -- and to our profession -- if it passes.
People are searching for a way to transform an economic system that benefits the few over the many. They are searching for fairness, opportunity, justice and real change. I believe that search can and should lead to the labor movement.
60 years after Brown we must reduce racial isolation and demand that resources are shared equally in our city. The next generation is relying on us to fulfill the promise of that most important of decisions in 1954.
Carpenter is in her first year at TEP, which opened in 2009 with much national fanfare for its fresh ideas -- most prominently its promise to pay starting teachers $125,000 a year, 40 percent more than the city's starting rate.