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July Discussion - The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma

July Discussion – The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma


Sometimes we read a book that really seems to click with people and that was definitely the case with… 1,606 more words

Young Adult

Spotlight On: The Upstate Boys


The Upstate Boys
by Ofer Aronskind

Release Date: 8/31/15

Summary from Goodreads:
John Shepherd (Shep) is a kid of the streets. An orphan bounced around from one foster family to another until he winds up in a juvenile detention center in upstate New Y ork. 595 more words


Powerful Images and Statistics: America's Addiction to Jailing Children

If you follow closely what is happening when it comes to America’s incarceration of kids in prisons as I do, you realize that, despite some high profile cases in which reforms have been set in motion—at  New York City’s Rikers Island, for example—the news is not very good. 166 more words

Juvenile Justice

A Muslim Student, a Clock, and a Lesson on School Justice

A young Muslim student was arrested and suspended recently when an English teacher thought a homemade clock looked like a bomb. The incident raised concerns of discrimination and Islamophobia. 492 more words


On Death Row Having Hope Can Destroy you

There is another inmate I have been writing to for about one and a half years who is on death row in San Quentin. Sometimes being in that situation ends up destroying them, and sometimes it gives them the time and space to understand who they are, what they did, and how it brought them to this place. 1,359 more words

Solitary Confinement

Do Long Jail Sentences Prevent Juvenile Crime?

A teen breaks the law, gets caught, is arrested and eventually goes to jail (specifically a juvenile detention center). What is it that keeps him from doing it all over again once he is released? 453 more words


This I Believe...

Teaching is my passion.  I pour my heart and soul into my students everyday; never knowing when it will actually make a difference.

This I believe about teaching; it isn’t glamorous.   592 more words

Institutional Education