In honor of the historic role that high school students have played in civil rights history, I'm reposting the article, "Still Separate," authored by Mysia Perry of Open High School. It was originally published in Style Weekly on May 17, 2014.
We know that schools alone cannot achieve the future of a world-class education system in Richmond, as challenges in transportation, housing, the economy, poverty, racism, immigration policy, criminal justice, the environment, physical and mental health, all directly impact the classroom.
It’s time we gathered to deconstruct the professional and class divides within or community. The divide of RVA and Richmond.
The HUGE GAP between the Mayor and School Board will soon be decided.