November 25, 2007

Jaimita Haskell, five years later

Half a decade ago, Jaimita ("Jay") Haskell was upset about being tracked into the general curriculum at her Staten Island high school. She crafted a radio piece criticizing tracking, and in part because of her speaking up for herself, she was finally admitted into the honors classes she wanted. As she said towards the end of the piece, "This story is for those who don't have a mic or a big mouth... so scream, bring out your parents, be noticeable." Today, she's a student in Queens College, and you can read a follow-up interview from earlier this month on YouthCast.

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Posted in Education policy on November 25, 2007 4:07 PM |