A DAY IN OUR SHOES May 17
On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court outlawed segregation in public schools, but 64 years later, New York City schools remain segregated and unequal.
As students in this system, we are no longer going to be complacent. We are inviting policymakers to spend A Day in Our Shoes at our high schools on May 17th to show solidarity with us and commit to helping us address the disparities we see.
Students, policymakers and school leaders all have a role to play in bringing this important day of action to life.
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Teens Take Charge is a student-led movement for educational equity in New York City.
Too often, decisions about our schools are made without our voices. No longer. This growing coalition of high school students from across the five boroughs will not rest until our public school system lives up to its promise of providing us an equitable education. Through oral & written testimony, live discussions, and interactive events, we — the students of New York City — are taking our schools & futures into our hands.
Are you a NYC high school student? Join us by filling out this form.