As a part of our ongoing “VOX Investigates: Equity in Education” coverage, the Latin American Association invited our community facilitators to Cross Keys High School to lead a workshop on educational equity. Here’s what teens had to say.
As a part of VOX ATL’s ongoing VOX Investigates coverage on “Equity In Education,” reporters Isabella Cavienss and Tibria Brown went out to Georgia State University to ask people their opinion on Special Education Programs and their importance.
For this semester’s VOX Investigates issue, our group of teen reporters will be tackling “Equity in Education.” To kick things off, VOXers Aidan, Christina, Kai, Kayden and Tiffany discussed some of the inequities they’ve witnessed themselves in the Atlanta school system.
For instance, Tiffany, who goes to school in Clayton County spoke on how their 2008 discrediting still impacts school quality to this day. Aidan voiced his thoughts on how teachers are now focused on teaching the masses how to take tests instead of how to flourish in actual classes.
“Students aren’t learning, they are just memorizing,” said Kai when talking about some of the teaching methods he’s seen. “Memorization is one of the lowest forms of learning, because you’re not fully comprehending what you are being taught, you’re just remembering the answer to the question. If you don’t actually know, you cant actually apply it to anything going forth.”
The VOXers also discussed how redlining and religion can play a role in the quality a student may receive as well. Take a listen and share.
This semester’s VOX INVESTIGATES topic is “Equity in Education.” Which means that a team of teen reporters and journalists will be exploring the education system in Atlanta. We kicked things off with a community dialogue where teens were invited to share their experiences so far. Take a look at what happened when the topic of being labeled a “high achiever” was brought up.
This semester’s VOX INVESTIGATES topic is “Equity in Education,” which means that a team of teen reporters and facilitators will be exploring the education system in metro Atlanta. We kicked things off with a community dialogue, where teens were invited to share their experiences on the path toward graduation. Take a look at what happened when the topic of being a low-income student came up.