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Who Asked Us? -- Why I Think the Exit Exam Should Stay

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Youth Commentary, Nick Datesman, May 17, 2006

A senior at an Oakland high school believes the recent court ruling that has denied the use of the California High School Exit Exam as a graduation requirement for students statewide will only hurt English learners in the long run.

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WHO ASKED US? -- 'Going Dumb' -- Why Young People Exit School En Route to the Exit Exam

New America Media, Youth Commentary, Perry Jones, Apr 29, 2006

A young man says that in some schools, even if you follow the rules and complete your assignments you won't be prepared for the exit exam.

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Who Asked Us? -- We Walked Out for Our Families

New America Media, Youth Commentary, Jennifer and Javier Leyva, Apr 17, 2006

Two high school students say they walked out of their schools during immigrant rights protests to honor their parents, their communities and themselves. Traduccin al espaol

black students

WHO ASKED US? -- Haunted by 9th Grade: A Moral Tale for All You High-Schoolers

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia and New America Media, Youth Commentary, Nick Datesman, Mar 23, 2006

After finding out he won't graduate, a high school senior laments his ninth-grade days of slipping through the cracks of one of Oakland's biggest schools.

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Who Asked Us? -- No Exit: High School Exit Exam Puts Many Students At A Disadvantage

Anthony Rangel, Feb 28, 2006

Editors Note: High school student Anthony Rangel decided to speak to his fellow classmates about the California High School Exit Exam. Although he has passed the exam, he discovered that his classmates have not faired as well.

Students at Computers

Who Asked Us? A College Prep Curriculum May Turn the High School Dropout Tide

New America Media, Youth Commentary, Nancy Meza, Feb 09, 2006

High school dropout rates are 50 percent or higher in some California regions. The writer, a former student of the nation's largest high school, says the passage of a rigorous college preparation curriculum could help reverse her school's 65 percent dropout rate.

Paper Boy

Who Asked Us? -- Hitting the Paper Ceiling -- 'I Am An Undocumented Human'

New America Media, Youth Commentary, Diego Ramirez, Feb 01, 2006

A young undocumented Mexican immigrant says not having a piece of paper can change your whole life and put dreams on hold.


Who Asked Us? -- Governor's Tuition Decision Right on Target

New America Media, Youth Commentary, Eming Piansay, Jan 17, 2006

Last week, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger surprised many people, including this community college student, when he decided to roll back fee increases for California state universities.


Trade School Scams: Is the Dream Education Too Good to Be True?

DeBug, Commentary, Angel Luna, Nov 18, 2005

Dreams of a fast-track to the graphic design career of his dreams prompted this writer to sign the dotted line - and begin a disastrous journey -- at a Silicon Valley vocational school.

Undocumented and Stuck in Community College

DeBug, Commentary, Diego Ramirez, Oct 07, 2005

"Since I am not a legal citizen of the United States, I am not entitled to receive any type of financial aid from the government. This includes both grants and loans," says the writer.

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