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Youth voice concern for educational justice


Public high school students from Detroit, Highland Park and Chicago met June 13 at the University of Michigan Detroit Center as part of a national urban youth movement for educational justice. The students voiced their concerns about the lack of investment in public education and the lack of youth voices in setting an educational agenda for change. Students stressed the connection between schools and their communities and the need to create equitable schools for all children. Further collaboration with youth organizations from around the country are planned. For more information contact Maiyoua Vang, Ed.D., assistant professor in educational leadership at University of Michigan-Dearborn at

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Thelma Alcala •
JUN 24  •  It is about time that someone complained about the horrible school conditions in large urban areas. I am glad to see the youth of today taking charge. That can only mean that unlike the opinion of some, They ARE interested in their education. Keep up the good work

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