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War on Kids: Student Resistance Handbook

Interesting to see that there are anti-education resistance movements beginning all over the place: Parents refusing to let their kids be tested, and now this for students …interesting exercise in civil disobedience. MLK Jr and Ghandi would be proud I would think. Of course, there are those that don’t like students to question authority and such. I wonder how those will react? Have you seen the movie? There is an interesting segment in it where they ask parents which is more inviting: And they show pictures of prisons and pictures of schools. The parents almost always chose the prisons…If nothing else, food for thought. —-TBH

Click on the title to get the booklet.

From the Book:

This handbook offers tactics and methods to regain some degree
of control simply by actively resisting. The book includes information on how to frustrate those who are trying 
to oppress you, how to slow down the system, how to opt-out, and even how to escape entirely if that is your goal.

Many adults either disregard these conditions because they believe that there is no other way, or support the system because they have no intention of surrendering power. In simple terms, the school structure is all about power, and authority is never abdicated without resistance from the oppressed.

This handbook will show you ways to fight back and regain your dignity.

The purpose of this handbook is to promote the civil rights of youth by empowering you to challenge the structure of schooling that denies these rights. Students in American schools are routinely denied the most basic privileges and freedoms that even prisoners take for granted. 

Mar 6

Students Demand the Right to Use Technology in Schools | MindShift

A few years back, I wrote during the height of the PC/Mac wars that technology use would become a civil rights issue. People laughed at me. Now take a look at this:—-TBH

Holding up cell phones, tablets, and video cameras, students spelled out to listeners in the packed conference room a message loud and clear: We demand access to the same technology that privileged students have in order to survive in the working world, to compete in any meaningful way, and to amplify our voices.

Students from the five schools who comprised Black Male Academy and Council on Youth Research, and who had raised the funds to get themselves from Los Angeles to the conference on Kickstarter, presented research they’d gathered at their own schools about the impact of technology (or lack thereof) on their learning.

“We’re going to use technology to start a revolution, to improve our lives, and the lives of the upcoming generations, to get our voices heard,” said a Morningside High student.