Teens Take Charge – Education Panel On What It’s Like To Be Left Behind - Bklyner

Teens Take Charge – Education Panel On What It’s Like To Be Left Behind - Bklyner

PROSPECT HEIGHTS – “We are here today because we are tired of this conversation being one-sided. It’s always been about what the adults think the students need. But where are the students when they’re having these conversations?” asked Sokhnadiarra Ndiaye, a student from Brooklyn College Academy High School. “We have a voice, too, you know! We’re not just good for taking orders. We are constantly being left behind and ignored.

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Teaching High School Cultural Studies in the Age of Trump - Radical Teacher

Teaching High School Cultural Studies in the Age of Trump - Radical Teacher

In the high school Cultural Studies Seminar I co- taught in 2016-2017, my students knew that when we didn’t know what a word meant, we looked it up. One day during the school year, a few weeks after President Trump’s inauguration, we came across the word “radicalize” in an article about DeRay Mckesson and other Black Lives Matter activists.

Image credit Christine Peralta

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