Our Turn

The latest news and perspectives on the fight for educational equity, from the voices of students and more.

Inequity in Education

By James Rhee

Originally published in Sincerely, Gen Z

As I stepped inside the classroom for the first time, I remembered the abundance of resources and opportunities that awaited me at the start of my education. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case for many students...

Vox ATLANTA: How to Help a Friend With Depression

By Our Turn

Originally published in  Image result for vox atl logo


Photo by Zeke Dameron, 14 

Around a year ago, my best friend texted me, “I was just diagnosed with depression.” Unfortunately, I thought she was joking and simply...

Westword: Op-Ed: Support Mental-Health Services for DPS Students, Staffers


By Paola Gascot

Originally Published in  

On Monday, January 11, the Denver Public Schools Budget Advisory Committee will meet to recommend the allocation of funds from the recent mill levy override. As a member of Our Turn, I’m urging the committee...

The Cut: Minneapolis Public School Board Cancels Contract With Police


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The Minneapolis Public School board is canceling its contract with the city’s police department, following a unanimous vote on Tuesday. It had previously budgeted $1.1 million to employ school resource officers (SROs), according to Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, a program that students and organizers have been challenging for years.

But it was...