About Student Writing Lessons from YES! Magazine
by Jing FongJan 18, 2017
- Use the YES! article, prompt, and sample essays in each writing lesson to bring the real world to your classroom—and to take your students’ writing to a new level.
How Co-ops Can Make Infrastructure Great Again
by Nathan SchneiderJan 18, 2017
- If the Trump administration is serious about bringing jobs and pride back to rural America, they should take a lesson from cooperatives of the 1930s.
Big Protests Are Fine, But Here’s a To-Do List for Lasting Change
by Sarah van GelderJan 18, 2017
- After the inauguration and the Women’s March on Washington, what comes next? To make real change, we’ll need to build power where we live.
"Why Bother to Vote?" Student Writing Lesson
Jan 17, 2017
- Is not voting a responsible option in a presidential election? Weigh in with your argument.
If We’re Honest, We All Know Trump’s America
by Robert JensenJan 17, 2017
- Trump articulates ideas that are closer to what is considered “normal” in the United States than many of us are willing to acknowledge.
Why Your Urine Is Too Good to Waste
by Carrie Koplinka-LoehrJan 17, 2017
- Almost all of the nitrogen and phosphorous we ingest comes out of our bodies — what if we could return it to the soil?
What It Looks Like When Communities Make Racial Justice a Priority
by Zenobia Jeffries, Araz HachadourianJan 16, 2017
- From conversations that heal to land trusts that fight gentrification.
Has History “Sanitized” King’s Words? Inside the Push to #ReclaimMLK Day
by Zenobia JeffriesJan 16, 2017
- Organizers hope to connect today’s civil rights movements to those of the past with a week of demonstrations across the country leading up to Inauguration Day.
Nader Calls for a Different 1 Percent
by Andy Lee RothJan 13, 2017
- Author and activist Ralph Nader wants to create a new 1 percent—one that will expose “conditions of deprivation and abuse” and champion “basic fair play.”
Post-Fascist Europe Tells Us Exactly How to Defend Our Democracy
by Timothy SnyderJan 13, 2017
- Have your passports ready, watch your language, and other advice from a Yale history professor.
What It Takes to Get Women Out of Prison—and Stay Out
by Zenobia JeffriesJan 12, 2017
- The rate of women in U.S. prisons is growing faster than men. But in New Orleans, one group is successfully tackling sentencing for drug use and sex work.
3 Ways Progressives Can Reconnect With Rural America
by Anthony FlaccaventoJan 12, 2017
- First, understand the environment is not only about climate change—it’s about livelihood for miners, drillers, loggers, and farmers like me.
Something Better to Offer Trump Voters Tired of Waiting for Their Turn
by David KortenJan 11, 2017
- A world free of extremes of wealth and poverty in which no one needs to stand in line for a chance at a secure and fulfilling life.
The Trump Era Will Test Us. What Are You Willing to Risk?
by Fran KortenJan 11, 2017
- Many of us have never had our courage or convictions challenged in frightening ways. That may change.
Love in the Time of Trump (A Letter to My Beloved About His White Privilege)
by Simran SethiJan 10, 2017
- After the election, I initially thought the best way to show my solidarity and stay safe was to huddle with my own. But refuge can be found in many places.