Student Voices

STUDENT VOICE: ‘If I wanted my children to finish high school and go to college, I had to model the path for them’

The defining moments for one woman on track to earn a college degree and break the cycle of poverty

Richard Carranza

STUDENT VOICES: NYC’s schools chief Richard Carranza promised us he’ll keep pushing for racial integration

Richard Carranza says he’ll resist criticism and fight for more integrated schools, including changing the admissions process for specialized high schools: “People are making lots of money on the backs of our students, our immigrant students, our poor families.”

Student activists

STUDENT VOICE: It shouldn’t take a tragedy to spark youth activism

This program aims to teach civics both inside and outside the classroom

How one test kept New York City high schools segregated

Student Voice: “I’m a Hispanic woman from the Bronx, I’m trying to get into Stuy. It’s unrealistic”

Pittsburgh teens in front of the Chinese Art Museum.

STUDENT VOICE: How a trip with other Pittsburgh students taught me that Chinese and American aren’t two separate concepts

Learning, in Shanghai, that it’s not necessary to choose one culture over the other

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OPINION: Is a two-year college sometimes the best path to a four-year degree?

Looking back, student says going to community college first would have been the smart choice

OPINION: Six tips for going to college and working full-time, from a student struggling to do both

“I just want to quit my job so I can focus on my education. But how can I?”

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