West Side Collaborative students and teachers were featured in a number of WNYC radio broadcasts focusing on race relations and the response of teens and teachers in New York City to events in the media. The students spoke eloquently about growing up in a multi-racial, multi-cultural society and the challenges of processing and responding to the race-related violence our nation witnessed in Ferguson, Missouri; Staten Island; Baltimore and Charleston, South Carolina. Kudos to the students for their thoughtful and insightful comments!
Listen to our students voices in “Being 12: People Think I’m Supposed to Talk Ghetto, Whatever That Means”:
Learn how teachers relate discussions of national events to our core curriculum in “Bringing Baltimore to the Classroom”:
Discover how teachers and students are impacted by race relations in ”On Talking Race to Young Teens, Teachers Say It’s Been a Tough Year”:http://www.wnyc.org/story/after-ferguson-race-adolescents-and-exhausting-year-teaching/
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