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How School Drug Policies Hurt the Disabled and the Depressed

Students regularly taunt a disabled peer. Without any family at school to console her, she cries in the bathroom during lunch every day and seeks an escape from it all.  A security guard eventually catches her rolling a joint in

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Posted in Disability, Education, Juvenile Justice

The Myth of the Able-Bodied Man as Man

We need to fix the game of manhood. Our society’s exclusive image of the ‘real man’ leaves us with a disgruntled majority of boys who view the coveted prizes of masculinity as out of reach. Although most boys are bound

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Posted in Disability, Education

Taking DC’s Disabled for a Ride

If you don’t want to get taken for a ride the next time you catch a taxi in our nation’s capital, be sure to speak politely to your driver and know the quickest route to your destination. Oh, and don’t

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Posted in Disability

The Prevalence of Corporal Punishment in US Schools

This article was originally posted at If you thought that corporal punishment was a relic of our educational system’s distant past, think again. Some nineteen states, clinging tightly to the Supreme Court’s 1977 ruling in Ingraham v. Wright, still allow corporal

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