Ashé Nervil

You can’t make us speak our minds about Thomas Jefferson, Newton, or Shakespeare, but silence us when we have something to say about the system.
Ashé is a senior at Democracy Prep Charter High School. She plans to attend Brandeis University in the fall.

Ashé is a senior at Democracy Prep Charter High School. She plans to attend Brandeis University in the fall.

Wake up everyone this is a PSA

Children are now an endangered species

I repeat children are now an endangered species

Their souls are being hunted

Their brains are being poached for the sake of discipline

Their individually is being sold on the Internet for short lived memes and vines

They are being squeezed into tiny cages

I mean classrooms

To learn the ways of the white patriarchal world

These children are given send outs and detentions that leaves scars on their mouths

Limiting their freedom of speech

But their needs and desires are being locked in the principal's office where it is left to rot.
 

New York

America

You need to save the children

This system is treating these innocent human beings like animals

Like they don't have a brain

Like they don't know how to think for themselves

Like they are not a they but an it

A thing that the government can just inject new testing strategies or procedures into

They

The children are caged birds trying to sing

Why don't you let them sing America?

Why don't we

The children have a say in our education?

You can't make us speak our minds about Thomas Jefferson, Newton, or Shakespeare

But silence us when we have something to say about the system

You can't expect individuality in projects

But shut down a majority of the art clubs in our schools.

 

So this is my message to whom it should concern

Teach what you preach

Give us the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

Give us a voice

Give us freedom

And finally destroy the ideals of the American dream

Because it is about time we made it a reality.