Shuana Niessen

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Economy of Privilege

Privilege: a right or immunity granted as a peculiar benefit, advantage, or favor. ~Merriam-Webster dictionary Lately there’s been a lot of talk about being White and the unearned privileges associated with this social racial classification. In looking at the often-taken-for-granted privileges of being White in North America, I asked the…

Reflections on Citizenship

Okay, so I’ve been thinking about citizenship and how this concept relates to rights and responsibilities in the lives of school-aged children. I am considering the question of who has the greatest right and responsibility to decide what is in the best interest of children when it comes to the…

Road or River?

The Road not Taken By Robert Frost     Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other,…