Residents are waving the flag in Brookline, Mass., both for — and against — the Pledge of Allegiance.Courts have ruled that public schools cannot compel students to recite the pledge, so in Brookline, as elsewhere, the pledge is voluntary.But critics say there's still pressure on students to conform
I came across this short passage I wrote when my now-teenager was about four:This morning I poured orange juice into a Popsicle tray and stuck it in the freezer. Let me say that again: I poured orange juice into a Popsicle tray and stuck it in the freezer.
Earlier this year 'Eight Forty-Eight" devoted an entire show to exploring life for the everyday gay teen. Chicago teacher Tina Fakhrid-Deen was part of that show. She wasn't talking about the gay teen, however.
Azhar Usman jokes that he looks like “that guy from LOST. Not the Indian one, the fat one!” The Chicago comedian uses humor to poke fun at racial stereotypes, referencing his own life as the child of Muslim immigrants growing up in the then mostly Jewish community of Skokie, Illinois.