Stories by s.e. smith

s.e. smith is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in Bitch, Feministe, Global Comment, the Sun Herald, the Guardian, and other publications. Follow smith on Twitter: @sesmithwrites. subscribe to s.e. smith's feed

Posted on: Jun 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

US colleges and universities need to do better at meeting the needs of disabled students.

Posted on: May 30, 2014, Source: xojane

What ever happened to the idea of yearbooks as celebrations of self expression?

Posted on: Jan 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The Obama administration takes aim at the school-to-prison pipeline.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet

States are realizing that when it comes to student behavior, positive reinforcement may deliver better results than punitive measures.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Kids educated on military bases regularly outscore kids educated in public schools on national assessment tests. Is the model replicable?

Posted on: Oct 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Societal pressure is leading more parents and schools to medicate kids. When is enough enough?

Posted on: Sep 14, 2012, Source: xojane

There's a price for sticking your neck out on harassment: the risk that the situation will escalate.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2012, Source: xojane

It's hundreds of little things like this, every week, which add up to a whole lot when you look at them together.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Police intervention in our public schools is on the rise. Whether that's a good thing for students has yet to be determined.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Hyatt's horrible working conditions for housekeepers have long made headlines, but now workers are taking the next step and calling for a national boycott.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

To fix racial disproportionality in school discipline, we must first address the gap in the diagnosis and treatment of disabilities among children of color.

Posted on: May 22, 2012, Source: AlterNet

As school budgets are cut, disabled students are being handed over to police for behavioral infractions -- and handcuffs are just the beginning of what they're forced to endure.

Posted on: May 22, 2012, Source: xojane

Lorena Escalera's life as a performer and model was cut short, and the Times decided to mark that by sensationalising and exploiting her death.

Posted on: May 8, 2012, Source: xojane

"Hen" will give Swedes an option beyond male and female-marked pronouns. Could the move serve as a model for Americans?

Posted on: Apr 3, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Adjunct faculty and grad students across America have had enough of service cuts and low wages. Should we expect an "Adjunct Spring"?

Posted on: Mar 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Hyatt has a funny way of showing appreciation for its housekeepers; first it tapes their faces onto pictures of bikini-clad babes, and then it fires them.

Posted on: Dec 25, 2011, Source: AlterNet

As the heating assistance lifeline is cut away, the depth of fuel poverty in the United States is being revealed, and it is not a pretty picture.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Under "golden coffin" arrangements, CEOs who die while still employed may be entitled to lavish payouts upon death.

Posted on: Aug 4, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Highly decorated veterans die in the streets because America tolerates a financial system that preys on vets.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2011, Source: AlterNet

"Wage theft" has been a helpful frame for labor unions to fight for their workers' rights. Could it be applied to attacks on public workers' pensions--or Social Security?

Posted on: Jun 30, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Draconian anti-immigrant laws have pushed immigrants out of farm work in Georgia. The solution? Push people on probation into those jobs.