Opinions

Richard Reddick: Legislative changes aren't keeping pace with societal changes, and that's on voters

Sept. 27, 2018

Associate Professor Richard Reddick explains why its important for everyone to be active in the voting process and power of positive peer pressure in ensuring that those around you are registered and vote.

Kristin Neff: Why Women Need Fierce Self-Compassion

Oct. 17, 2018

In an op-ed for UC Berkeley's Greater Good Magazine, Kristin Neff explains why women need to express both the tender and fierce sides of self-compassion.

Norian Caporale-Berkowitz: How Peer Coaching Can Make Work Less Lonely

Oct. 12, 2018

Counseling psychology doctoral student Norian Caporale-Berkowitz explains how peer coaching can positively impact the workplace.

Huriya Jabbar: Charter schools’ ‘Uberization’ of teaching profession hurts kids too

Oct. 17, 2018

In an op-ed for The Hill, Huriya Jabbar discusses the downfall of increasing charter schools in the United States.

Joshua Childs: Suspension of Black Girls Should Raise Alarm

Oct. 5, 2018

"Schools should do a better job supporting #BlackGirlMagic and recognizing the challenges they face in today’s society," says Assistant Professor Joshua Childs in an op-ed for My San Antonio.

Kristin Neff Discusses the Power of Self-Compassion in the Harvard Business Review

Oct. 2, 2018

Associate Professor Kristin Neff discusses how self-compassion can help cultivate and enhance motivation and feelings of authenticity.

Kristin Neff Discusses the Yin and Yang of Self-Compassion in The New York Times

Sept. 28, 2018

Educational Psychology Associate Professor Kristin Neff shares ways that survivors of assault can practice self-compassion in light of the Kavanaugh-Blasey testimonies.

David DeMatthews: Why public school funding isn't working in Texas

Sept. 27, 2018

Educational Leadership and Policy Associate Professor David DeMatthews explains how Texas public schools are suffering due to inadequate funding

Liliana Garces: Don't lose race-conscious policies

Aug. 17, 2018

Educational Leadership and Policy Associate Professor Liliana Garces discuses how the decision to rescind affirmative action policies will impact higher education

Tracey T. Flores and Luis Urrieta: How can teachers help children who have witnessed family separation?

July 27, 2018

Department of Curriculum and Instruction Assistant Professor Tracey T, Flores and Professor Luis Urrieta discuss the effects of current immigration issues on children's experiences in schools.

David DeMatthews: Now Is the Time for Superintendents to Get Political

June 22, 2018

Educational Leadership and Policy Associate Professor David DeMatthews discusses superintendent's responsibility to advocate for children in today's political climate.

Liesl Nydegger: Ben Carson's rent increases can empower domestic abusers

June 9, 2018

Kinesiology and Health Education Assistant Professor Liesl Nydegger discusses how rising housing costs are putting domestic violence victims at greater risk.

Richard Reddick: Existing While Black: Irrational Fear Is the New Breed of Racism

May 11, 2018

Reddick explains how recent events at Yale University and Colorado State University show how implicit bias is a form of racism that can have devastating results

Liesl Nydegger: Federal vacancies and faulty beliefs exacerbate HIV prevention efforts

March 5, 2018

Is HIV even still a problem? The answer is yes and that is part of the problem because we don’t talk about it.

Richard Reddick: MLK Was Killed 50 Years Ago. Did America’s Moral Courage Die With Him?

April 4, 2018

Dr. Richard Reddick offers commentary on the parallels between social movements fifty years ago and today.

Anthony and Keffrelyn Brown: By Time Martin Luther King Jr. was Murdered, Civility Had Already Left the Room

April 3, 2018

Associate Professors Anthony and Keffrelyn Brown comment on the narrative of incivility within social justice movements.