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Two Youth Rights Views on Sonia Sotomayor

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Two Youth Rights Views on Sonia Sotomayor

I'm more inclined to agree with the first post here, but StudentActivism.net makes a good point that this case was about an injunction, not about the merits of the speech itself. Still, I can't see how anyone could side with the high school on any ...

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Razoo Contest Over, but NYRAthon Continues

Last month's contest on the nonprofit fundraising website Razoo.com ended on March 31. NYRA did not win the contest, and thus did not win the $10,000 grand prize, but it still raised over $1,600, a good start to 2009's NYRAthon. In addition to the money ...

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NYRA-Southeast Florida Considers Lawsuit Against Curfew Law (and more!)

NYRA's chapter in Southeast Florida has been working for youth on multiple fronts this month. The chapter has retained prominent Boca Raton attorney Barry Silver to help fight against an unconstitutional youth curfew ordinance in West Palm Beach and is preparing to file a lawsuit ...

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NYRA Files Joint Supreme Court Brief

NYRA, along with three other organizations, has submitted an amicus curiae, or friend of the court, brief to the United States Supreme Court in the case of Stafford v. Redding. Savana Redding, a 13-year-old middle school student, was strip searched by school administrators in 2003 ...

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NYRA Mourns Passing of John Taylor Gatto

Renowned critic of compulsory schooling, John Taylor Gatto passed away this week at the age of 82.  A teacher for 30 years, he achieved notoriety after...

BY Alex Koroknay-Palicz
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Portland Student Rights Union joins NYRA to address Student Rights

Members of Portland Student Rights Union - A NYRA Chapter We originally started the Portland Student Rights Union (SRU) in October 2017 to protest the administration...

BY Portland Student Rights Union
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18 Years Is Half My Life

Time speeds up A year represents less perceived time to someone in their 90s than it does to someone in their teens. You can see how...

BY Sebastian Barajas
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Portland Student Rights Union joins NYRA to address Student Rights

Members of Portland Student Rights Union - A NYRA Chapter We originally started the Portland Student Rights Union (SRU) in October 2017 to protest the administration...

BY Portland Student Rights Union
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18 Years Is Half My Life

Time speeds up A year represents less perceived time to someone in their 90s than it does to someone in their teens. You can see how...

BY Sebastian Barajas
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Schwarzenegger v Gamers – Help Us Fight Back

Arnold is trying to take away your games. Don't let him. California passed a law that would ban the sale of all "violent" video games to...

BY Alex Koroknay-Palicz
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Youth Rights Election Results

While the shocking upset for president is at the forefront of media coverage right now, there were several youth rights issues on the ballot yesterday that...

BY NYRA
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Lowering the drinking age could be cost effective

In the 1980s, states decided to raise their drinking age to 21. Surprisingly, it wasn’t because of safety, public pressure, or even their own emotions. The...

BY Sebastian Barajas
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Drinking Age on the Ballot in Massachusetts

I am a long time NYRA member and thanks to my petitioning efforts, next month in Amherst Massachusetts voters will be able to vote on whether...

BY Matthew Malone
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NYRA Mourns Passing of John Taylor Gatto

Renowned critic of compulsory schooling, John Taylor Gatto passed away this week at the age of 82.  A teacher for 30 years, he achieved notoriety after...

BY Alex Koroknay-Palicz
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