If we want schools to stop failing, society needs to address the root causes of the achievement gap.
David Chura wonders why, if we want ex-offenders to reintegrate with society, would we deny them a basic right of citizenship?
When ex-offenders overcome long odds to find good jobs and escape a life of crime, it's a miracle that happens in spite of our penal system.
For many trying to build a life after prison, one box on an employment application can mean the difference between legitimate employment and returning to a life of crime.
David Chura looks at our criminal justice system's attitude -- and our society's attitude -- towards prison rape, and prisoners in general.
David Chura talks about his students and the challenges and rewards of teaching them.
Many of the youth David Chura has encountered aren't voiceless, but the only language the know is that of rage.
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Learn more about the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act through the inspiring words of Beacon author, David Chura.
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David Chura draws hope from his jailhouse students and from the recent Supreme Court decision on life sentences for juveniles.
David Chura finds people working within prisons to make life better for kids in adult lockup.
David Chura brings to light the high [hidden] costs of hungry teenagers in prison.
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The author of I Don't Wish Nobody to Have a Life Like mine became an unlikely advocate for a military-style form of education for kids in the juvenile justice system.
If you get arrested and post bail you're released from custody... but what if you don't have the money?
Too many kids are faced with draconian punishment under zero-tolerance laws.