“We Can’t Survive on $7.25”

By JULIANA BERROA, age 11 Fast food workers strike in New York City. PHOTO: mtume_soul In August, fast-food workers throughout the country went on strike again for a living wage and the right to unionize. The current minimum wage of $7.25 an hour cannot support a...

Who Am I? (September/October 2013)

By RYEN OLIVIA BABBS, age 8 PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons   I was born on July 18,1918. I helped form the African National Congress Youth League in 1944. I was put in prison for 27 years for fighting the apartheid regime, a system of racial segregation imposed by law....

Your Turn: Kids Talk About School Closures

By ANA PHELAN, age 9 Throughout the United States, public schools are being shut down in various cities, officials say, to save money. They claim that the schools being shut down have too few students attending and are producing low test scores. But shutting down...