Category Archives: Youth

The Right to a Free Public Education in Iowa & Alabama

Quite some time ago, when I was employed by the Iowa Civil Liberties Union, I noticed that the Iowa Constitution did not provide a right to a free public education to the children of Iowa.  I decided to conduct some … Continue reading

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Damaging Deterrents

The worst part of this story is that the powers that be thoughtlessly handed down a life sentence to this unhappy child. Continue reading

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Invasion of the Judicial and Legislative Branches

On Monday, July 16, Governor Terry Branstad issued a commutation to 38 of Iowa’s lifers.  That group of lifers consists of those felons who are serving a sentence of life without the possibility of parole for crimes they committed as … Continue reading

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Education: The Next Generation

We should focus our attention on the methods being used to educate children. Continue reading

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Battling Bullies

But bullies come in all shapes and sizes. Continue reading

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Trickle Down Education

For the life of me I can’t figure out how anyone with an ounce of compassion would think that labeling a child with a mental disorder is a good idea. Continue reading

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