Student Voices: New Orleans perspectives

These pieces are a collaboration between The Hechinger Report and high school students at Bard’s Early College in New Orleans. The teenagers wrote opinion pieces on whether all students should be encouraged to attend college, the value of alternative teacher preparation programs such as Teach For America, the importance of desegregation, or the best approach to school discipline.

New Orleans student says school leaders sometimes underestimate the value of career education

I was always an over-achiever during elementary and middle school, but I drifted through high school even while taking several challenging courses. School had begun to bore me; I felt…