write-to-indykids1I think that Barack Obama should stop sending more and more troops to Iraq and Afghanistan. They can put all those billions of dollars on health care and education for families with low income. I think that all human beings have the right to have good education and good health services. – Max Strobl, Fifth grade, Hastings School, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

I don’t think it’s right that the Israelis can continue to attack Gaza. It was really disturbing to have to hear about this issue that happened in Gaza. – Thomas Little, Fifth grade, Hastings School, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

I think it was wrong for A-rod to take steroids, but he is not doing steroids anymore. He did steroids in 2001. It is 2009. I think everybody should just forget about it. Everybody deserves another chance. – Isiah Rivera, Sixth grade, Secondary School for Law, Brooklyn, New York

I was thinking I could have a regular column reporting on issues of social justice here in Canada. We now have the law allowing the right of gay and lesbian marriage and adoption. I am very thankful for that law because I have two moms and was able to go to their wedding. – Zacharie Fransvaag-Dinelle, Fifth grade, Hastings School, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Being an undocumented parent or kid is very hard. I’m an immigrant, too. When I was just born in Malaysia in Asia, my parents left for New York and my aunt took care of me. They wanted jobs and a green card so my sister and I were able to come to New York and see them. – Jessy, Fifth grade, PS 173 Queens, New York