Guest Bloggers

  • Posted: Nov 19, 2013
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    Race to Nowhere’s Vicki Abeles recently joined Jo Boaler, Stanford professor of mathematics education, at the Commonwealth Club of California for a discussion on what’s working, what’s not, and what’s next for the American public school system.  The program highlighted...
  • Posted: Apr 30, 2012
    student4change
                I used to love math. It was a puzzle full of fascinating challenges with complex, yet fulfilling solutions. I dared to do more and learn more. If you were to guess, my future would involve solving intricate math problems despite their levels of difficul...
  • Posted: Apr 12, 2012
    student4change
    Below is my letter to the editor in response to the new college entrance exam security measures. The letter was published in local newspapers, in the communities where the SAT scandal first arose.      High-stakes testing is a disaster. While I commend the new security measures, they...
  • Posted: Mar 18, 2012
    student4change
         What a year! It has been that long since I first organized a screening of Race to Nowhere in my community. I thought I was a lone wolf as the student voice for education reform. Since then, not only have I met likeminded students, but I have also met students who are taking actio...
  • Posted: Feb 28, 2012
    student4change
                To quote Ke$ha, we should all “wake up in the morning feeling like P Diddy”. Assuming that that’s a good thing, waking up and feeling fresh can transform one’s day from an irritable and unproductive day into an energetic and productive day. Sleep is an...
  • Posted: Feb 5, 2012
    student4change
    Let’s say, “So long to the days of meaningless assignments that keep us occupied during break.” Let’s say, “So long to the days of tedious assignments due the day we return from break.” Let’s say, “So long to the days of not having a break during ‘break’.” There are days when I witness my fifth grad...
  • Posted: Nov 30, 2011
    student4change
    Recently, Forbes’ Staff Writer, Deborah L. Jacobs wrote a column titled, “Why Rich Kids Are Cheating On Their College Entrance Exams”. Cheating in secondary education has been a rampant problem for decades, but the issue has propagated profusely over the past few months. Kathleen Rice, Nassau County...
  • Posted: Nov 16, 2011
    student4change
        When I was in elementary school, I would come home worn-out from a drawn-out day of rigorous work. Second grade was not easy. You may be thinking: How could reading Captain Underpants drain the energy out of an energetic and enthusiastic youngster? Well, school would last from 9:2...
  • Posted: Oct 16, 2011
    student4change
      Below is an article published in a Great Neck High School newspaper. The article is a student's perspective of the SAT cheating epidemic that first came to life in his hometown.   Cheating amongst students has come to the forefront as an epidemic in high schools across America over the p...
  • Posted: Aug 10, 2011
    student4change
    Wake up! 6:30 AM to 9:30 PM is class time and study. Then, if you are lucky, lights out at 10 PM.  Others put off sleep as they intensely study for life-long competitions that their fate and future rely on. In that case, you probably get about four hours of sleep a night. That's five hours shor...