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The Kids Aren’t Alright

The start of a new school year can be like the coming of spring. There can be a glow of fresh, exciting possibilities in the air, the anticipation of the new. Something that often sets the tone for [...] Continue Reading

False Narrative of Affirmative Action

While teaching at Binghamton University in New York for a number of years and at Fresno State for more than 30 years, the author served on admissions committees at both institutions and was struck at [...] Continue Reading

Opportunity for a High School in Huron

A high school in Huron would be a huge improvement in the lives of students and the community. No longer would students have to get up before the sun rises and miss extracurricular activities to take [...] Continue Reading

“The cellephant in the room”

Walk into many Fresno Unified School District (FUSD) middle and high school classrooms on any given day, and you’ll spot several students using their phones—not in conjunction with their formal [...] Continue Reading

Celebrate Youth Civic Engagement

By John Minkler The American Founding Fathers chose the motto “E Pluribus Unum” to emphasize the vital principle of bringing diverse people together to work for the common good. They knew that [...] Continue Reading