How Somali Muslims Are Raising a 10,000-Person Anti-Hate Army
by Christopher Zumski FinkeJan 20, 2017
- The large refugee community in Minnesota is a big target for bigotry, and tensions are expected to get worse. But they’ve got a plan.
How to Work With Trump? Big Resistance (Really Big, The Biggest Ever)
by Sean McElweeJan 20, 2017
- Opportunities for bridging partisan divides will be rare. Success for Democrats should be defined by laws and appointments denied or delayed.
Obama’s Quiet Climate Legacy: A $5 Trillion College Divestment Campaign
by Stephen MillerJan 19, 2017
- Inspired by a president they propelled to office, college students have led a successful effort to pressure institutions to divest from fossil fuels.
To Women Marchers: Just Because You Don’t Feel Welcome Doesn’t Mean You Don’t Belong
by Zenobia JeffriesJan 19, 2017
- Issues that impact the womanhood of any one of us—directly or indirectly—impact all of us.
Spring 2017 National Student Writing Competition: Gender Pronouns
Jan 18, 2017
- Want a motivator to take your students' writing to a higher level? Here's an opportunity to write about something meaningful and for a bigger audience beyond the classroom.
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.