Earlier this year, the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) system voted to close 49 elementary schools in the city this fall and one school next year.
Month: September 2013
In the Guantánamo Bay detention camp in Cuba, detainees are going on hunger strikes to protest their treatment in the facility and being detained without trial. The United States government has responded by force-feeding the strikers to keep them alive.
Since June 11, people across Brazil have been staging protests against the government.
The NSA started its mass surveillance because it wanted to monitor terrorists and their communications. Still, many Americans think that they have gone too far in invading people’s privacy without their knowledge. Are people like Edward Snowden and U.S. Army Private Manning heroes or criminals (or both)?
On July 13, 2013, George Zimmerman was acquitted of killing Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old African American. The verdict led thousands of people across the nation to protest, believing that it demonstrated the persistent unfair treatment toward African Americans in this country.
In August, fast-food workers throughout the country went on strike again for a living wage and the right to unionize.
Can you name this famous African leader?
Find words used in our September/October 2013 issue!
The Savar building collapse on April 24, 2013 was the deadliest disaster in the garment industry’s history. When the building collapsed during the morning rush hour, of the thousands buried among the rubble, 1,130 people were killed and 2,500 people were injured.
Kid Reporter Ana Phelan asked her classmates at PS 146, the Brooklyn New School, the following question about school closures: If you were a student at one of the schools being shut down, what would you do?