Tuesday, November 13

AFC PSA supports kids' right to stay in school

Speaking of PSAs, check out this one for Advocates for Children:

Seven students created the ad this summer to promote the fact that kids have the right to stay in school until age 21. Many of the kids in the ad had experience being illegally pushed out of school themselves. Read more at Advocates for Children's website.

1 comment:

NYC Educator said...

There are some serious issues with kids staying in school until 21. One is that it's often mathematically impossible for such kids to have any chance of graduating. When you have a kid with 6 high school credits, 21 years old, there ought to be something more realistic offered to the kid.

Simply having them pass time sitting in classrooms does no service to anyone, particularly when schools like mine are over 250% capacity with class size rules routinely violated.