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|2,540||Youth Today: Responsibilities and Reasons||
By Karen Pittman, November 2000
Rights. By international standards, U.S. youth advocates don’t talk much about rights. There are recurring discussions of lapses in children’s rights. There are discussions of youth problems, many of which stem from basic injustices grounded in race and poverty. There are groups that have worked with young people to create versions of Children’s Rights or Youth Rights Bill (e.g., Girls Inc., the National Children’s Rights Alliance, the Children’s Defense Fund). There is a concern that young people do not exercise their right to vote. But there is relatively little discussion about participation as a right.
|2,275||Youth Today: Riding on the Coattails of Brown||
By Karen Pittman, May 2004
I often look for opportunities to tell people that I received an excellent education from the Washington, DC, public schools. I have long known that my years in the city's public schools contrast sharply with the experiences of most students in the system today. What I didn't know, until recently, was that they were also an anomaly in their own time.
|8,017||Youth Today: Rights and Responsibilities Revisited||
By Karen Pittman, February 2003
"Third time's a charm." One of those family sayings I have found to be not only colorful, but equally applicable in child rearing, home repair and public policy analysis. If, in the course of a month or two, the same challenge pops up in three different situations, I take note. In the public policy arena at large, the challenge is how to link ever-growing interest in out-of-school time programs with building interest in youth civic engagement.
|4,749||Youth Today: Risky Businesses||
By Karen Pittman, June 2004
Consider this: In 2001, more young people declared bankruptcy than graduated from college.
|3,044||Youth Today: S.O.S. for Youth||
By Karen Pittman, September/October 1994
|3,267||Youth Today: Secret to Success: Deliver Meaning||
By Karen Pittman, March 2006
Accomplishment. Beauty. Community. Creation. Duty.
Those are five of the 15 “meanings” identified in a hot new business book about the bottom-line importance of creating meaningful customer experiences.
|2,440||Youth Today: Shutting the College Doors on Poor Youth||
By Karen Pittman, February 2005
Google Alerts are wonderful, a free personalized online clipping service. At the top of my clips for the New Year was this editorial from the Desert Sun (January 2, 2005) in Palm Springs, California: “Fund your college education — apply now for financial aid: Application deadlines are looming — don’t delay any longer.”
|1,992||Youth Today: Small is Essential||
By Karen Pittman, October 1999
Construction of a new 5,000-student high school in Los Angeles was halted last month because someone discovered that is was being built on a toxic site. Because of land scarcity, it turns out that this is a problem in big cities across the country.
|6,422||Youth Today: Some Things Do Make a Difference||
By Karen Pittman, April 2003
While the debate over whether after-school programs make a difference in academic achievement takes shape inside the Washington Beltway, more good news has been deposited on the bridge where research, policy and practice meet.
|2,562||Youth Today: Still at Risk, but Not at Sea||
By Karen Pittman, June 2003
Twenty years ago in April, the National Commission on Excellence in Education gave the country a wake-up call with the release of A Nation at Risk, the report whose warnings about the prevalence of low expectations and low performance in American schools set the stage for today's educational standards movement.