TEEN TALK on Improving NYC Schools

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Radio Rookies and the Resilience Advocacy Project (RAP) will host an online live chat on Wednesday, July 24th from 1-2 PM, where teens can voice their opinions about and experiences in NYC schools and make suggestions for improvement.

The Mayor’s race is in full swing and one of the big issues facing NYC is how to improve public education. The many candidates have a lot to say, but what do students think about the very real issues facing them, such as the achievement gap and the drop out crisis? This online teen talk will allow young people to discuss these issues and pose concrete and creative solutions to improve NYC schools.

Inspired by a Mayoral Debate hosted by RAP, this youth-moderated on-line discussion will bring students from around the city together for a lively conversation about what the future Mayor of the city can do to better our schools.

If you'd like to get teens in your summer program involved in the live chat, contact Radio Rookies Producer Courtney Stein at: cstein@wnyc.org


Radio Rookie Macho Lopez reported a story in 2001 about the many reasons that led to him dropping out of high school. Teens can listen to Macho's story and compare his experience to their own and their peers. How much has really changed in more than a decade since he was in high school?