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Edu: Who Asked Us?

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Who Asked Us? A Young Womans Struggle to Succeed in Community College

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Commentary, Krystal Sipp, Jun 10, 2008

Its never easy to do the right thing, and for one young woman who wants to go to college, the challenge is nearly insurmountable. Without financial aid or family help, she goes it alone.

Who Asked Us? Incarcerated Young People on the Drop Out Crisis

The Beat Within, Commentary, Various Authors, Apr 07, 2008

A report issued last week by America's Promise Alliance found, in major urban areas in California and across the nation, only half of the students in public school systems receive diplomas.


San Francisco D.A.'s Office Promises to Prosecute Truant Students

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Ann Bassette and Min Lee, Mar 16, 2008

As the San Francisco District Attorney's office cracks down on truancy in the schools with punitive measures for parents and students - a new school in Bayview-Hunters Point takes a different approach to the problem.

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How Will Community College Access Be Impacted by the Budget Cuts?

New America Media, Q&A, commentaries, Carolyn Goossen and writers from The Know, Feb 21, 2008

Abdi Soltani, the executive director for Campaign for College Opportunity, explains how the $4.8 billion proposed budget cuts will affect access to community college. Plus, writers from The Know weigh in on the importance of community colleges.

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Private School Outcast

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Commentary, Ashley Smith, Oct 30, 2007

The resurgence of overtly racist imagery has been the big story lately, but for a young black woman at a predominately white private school, subtle racism is a tradeoff for a stellar education.

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Learning To Succeed

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Commentary, Ayinde Bell Stampp, Oct 23, 2007

A recent study found that it doesnt matter whether students attend private or public schools, but how involved their parents are. Commentator Ayinde Bell Stampp, 18, dealt with this first-hand as he bounced in and out of eight private and public schools when his mother fell ill.

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Its Never Too Late to Go Back to School

New America Media, Commentary, David Madrid, Sr., Sep 24, 2007

Some 10 years after he was lured away from high school by a full-time job and a lack of support by educators, this writer heads back to earn a diploma he now needs to move ahead in his career.

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Who Asked Us? Looking Beyond the Walls of Probation School

New America Media, Commentary, Marina Saenz, Aug 23, 2007

A school for young people on probation needs help with discipline so that teachers feel safe, says a young writer who has been in probation school. Marina Saenz, 16, is a writer for The Beat Within, a weekly publication of writing and art from the inside.


Who Asked Us? The History of My G.P.A. (Gradual Pursuit of Academics)

New America Media, Commentary, Lanette Scott, Aug 14, 2007

Californias foster care system is often criticized for separating families and placing fragile young people in uncaring environments. One young writer, however, credits her foster family with helping her develop self-confidence and an appreciation for the value of education.

Who Asked Us? How I Got an Education in Juvenile Hall

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Commentary, Victor Morales, Jul 25, 2007

In and out of trouble since middle school, this young writer finally found the education he was looking for in an unlikely place the maximum security unit of Alameda juvenile hall.

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