Stop Treating Kids Like Criminals

Stop Treating Kids Like Criminals

Posted by in News on 06. Jun, 2013 | 0 Comments

A Missouri teenager was recently arrested for defacing a yearbook. Before that, an honor student was charged with two felonies for doing a science experiment, and a 7-year-old got suspended over a gun-shaped Pop-Tart. Here in America, we like to treat our kids like felons. A report last week on New York City schools’ troubling […]

Charges Dropped Against Honor Student Jailed for Truancy

Charges Dropped Against Honor Student Jailed for Truancy

Posted by in News, Parenting on 02. Jun, 2012 | 0 Comments

Texas student Diane Tran, who was jailed for 24 hours for missing too much school, has had those charges against her dropped and her record cleared by the very same judge who admitted he wanted to make an example out of her. Tran, 17, works two jobs to support her siblings after their parents divorced […]

Backpack Free Friday-May 4th, 2012

Backpack Free Friday-May 4th, 2012

Posted by in News, Parenting on 02. May, 2012 | 0 Comments

Join families across the globe participating in Backpack Free Friday this Friday, May 4th. Backpack Free Friday is intended to increase awareness of the importance of children’s health and wellness. It’s been well documented that the large, book laden backpacks many children lug to and from school each day can be detrimental to their posture, […]

Mandatory Minimum Snares Law-Abiding Marine

Mandatory Minimum Snares Law-Abiding Marine

Posted by in News on 22. Mar, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Julie Stewart George Orwell said, “To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.” I have been reminded of that sentiment recently after watching politicians and pundits criticize the imposition of excessive mandatory minimum sentences and then blame everyone and everything except the actual sentencing law that required the excessive punishments. […]

The Caging of America

The Caging of America

Posted by in News on 22. Mar, 2012 | 0 Comments

A prison is a trap for catching time. Good reporting appears often about the inner life of the American prison, but the catch is that American prison life is mostly undramatic—the reported stories fail to grab us, because, for the most part, nothing happens. One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich is all you need […]


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