Students Talking About School Change

If you get bored reading post-mortems about yesterday’s election, I have the perfect antidote:

Listen to a group of high school students talk honestly and openly about topics ranging from how culture change affects student behavior to how the media fuels negative perceptions about urban students.  It’s about 15 minutes long, and if you have time, I recommend listening to the whole thing.

On a related note, I’m going to make it a point in the next few months to highlight students talking about school change.  By a wide margin, their voice is the least prevalent in education reform discussions.  If you have examples – written, audio, video, whatever – please send them along to turnaround@massinsight.org and put something like “Student Perspectives for the Blog” in the subject line.

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3 Responses to Students Talking About School Change

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  2. Jim Kohlmoos says:

    Great idea to focus on students. You are so right that the ultimate beneficiaries of schooling are the least prevalent in ed reform discussions. I wonder why that is so. Let’s launch a campaign to bring student voice to the fore.

    • dascruggs says:

      Justin, thank you so much for highlighting our work here in DC and the podcast that we helped produce with the students of Anacostia. There are many issues affecting teens right now and their voices have not been heard as much as they should in a public forum.

      Jim, thank you for your enthusiasm! Let us know what your plans are, if you can. And just to let you know, we recorded a second podcasts with our students, it’s available on the blog we set up for the club: anacostiadmac.wordpress.com.

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