What Obama's election means to students
If ever there were a day to scrap the curriculum in favor of a lesson in living history, I would think today would be it.
Barack Obama hadn't even finished his victory speech last night before I had e-mails from both of the nation's two biggest teachers unions talking about the good his election will bring to public education. But beyond the changes to No Child Left Behind, or the emphasis on early child education, or any of the other reforms that will come in the next four years, today is a significant day for all the minority children who got to wake up and see a president-elect who looks like them.
I'd be interested to hear how teachers are handling this historic moment in their classes today. In the meantime, here's a video shot Monday by Sun photographer Jed Kirschbaum at Baltimore's Wolfe Street Academy, where children talk about what the election means to them.