March 16, 1994

This Issue
Vol. 13, Issue 25
Past Issues

For past issues, select from the drop-down menu.

The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson has made a pledge. A pledge to the nation's children. A pledge to crusade against youth violence and its disproportionate impact on the black community. A pledge to "Reclaim Our Youth."
The following statement has been endorsed by over 56 college and university faculty members nationwide who make up an ad hoc group studying ways that educators and other concerned citizens might address the issue of violence in American culture, particularly as it affects children and young people.
No matter what glowing statistics we muster to show the steady course of school reform, another set of statistics being created by our young people is jeopardizing our sense of accomplishment in changing the course of young lives.
It's the question that won't go away: Does media violence promote real violence? After all the evidence is cited, the debate about media violence quickly falls into a tired and frustrating pattern: either you are for government regulation of the media, or you support the First Amendment and are opposed to censorship.
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the CME Group Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, the Raikes Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation. The newspaper retains sole editorial control over the content of the articles that are underwritten by the foundations. Additional grants in support of Editorial Projects in Education’s data journalism and video capacity come from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and the Schott Foundation for Public Education. (Updated 1/1/2017)

Most Popular Stories