The flood in Pakistan was really bad because it affected so many families. I think many people should be donating money to help the families and children who get diseases.
Gisel, grade 6, Secondary School for Law, Brooklyn, NY

I think BP should clean all that oil that has been dumped into the Gulf of Mexico. I pray for those animals that now have to be put to sleep because even though they were rescued and cleaned, they might not make it.
Shania, grade 6, Secondary School for Law, Brooklyn, NY

I believe that the new Islamic center has the right to be built in any place they want. The First Amendment clearly states that there is freedom of religion in any place.
Emely, grade 6, Secondary School for Law, Brooklyn, NY

I think that Africa should have clean water because it is needed for human survival. The United Nations should give clean water to every city or country.
Elizabeth, grade 6, Secondary School for Law, Brooklyn, NY

I love this article [“Oily Disaster”]. I’m sitting at home thinking, What can I do all the way out here? Well I figured out a lot of things I could do now. I just love how you gave me ideas about helping with the Gulf oil spill.
Jenna, commenting online

It is encouraging how you said that people with disabilities worked for many years to stop discrimination. I think people can help by giving disabled people a chance to do something, and time to do it. Everybody should help to work for disability rights.
Valencia, grade 7, Secondary School for Law, Brooklyn, NY

I think it is a good thing that gay people are fighting for their rights. I think gay people should be able to have the same rights as everyone else. They should do that all over the world.
Julian, grade 7, Secondary School for Law, Brooklyn, NY