‘Only I can determine who I am!’

The pain and passion in these students’ voices bring into stark relief all the ways in which our current national policy obsession with testing and standardization strips youth of their motivation at school. How much more effort and practice they have clearly poured into making this performance piece! How powerful those energies would prove if our students could use them in their academic learning!

'Only I can determine who I am!'

The pain and passion in these students’ voices bring into stark relief all the ways in which our current national policy obsession with testing and standardization strips youth of their motivation at school. How much more effort and practice they have clearly poured into making this performance piece! How powerful those energies would prove if our students could use them in their academic learning!