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Education & Youth

Education & Youth

The Open Society Foundations are committed to empowering young people by supporting efforts to increase access to quality education. From early childhood to higher education, we work to ensure young people from different backgrounds have equal access to education and to promote critical thinking, respect for diverse opinions, and free and open intellectual inquiry.

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“Scared Straight” Anti-Drug Programs Aren’t Scaring Kids at All

November 25, 2015 by Joanne Csete

A new report suggests that fear-based abstinence programs like D.A.R.E. might actually increase drug use among youth.

Unaccompanied Minors Struggle to Navigate a Chaotic Asylum System

November 24, 2015 by Yonous Muhammadi

A chaotic, dysfunctional system awaits young refugees entering Europe alone, pushing many of them onto the street or into forced labor.

Bias Warps the Way African American Girls Are Treated at School

November 6, 2015 by Janel George 7

According to a new report, African American female students receive out-of-school suspensions at six times the rate of white girls, and more often than most boys.