High school researchers speak out at UCLA
Looking at the Williams' decision
A team of Locke High School students, above, present their findings on developing organic leaders during the annual youth research presentations held by the UCLA Institute for Democracy, Education and Access. They were joined by their counterparts at Crenshaw, Manual Arts, Roosevelt and Wilson, and they all made presentations on the state of Education in California under the auspices of the Council of Youth Research. This is an organization that gives high school youngsters the training and opportunity to conduct university-level research. The topic for this year was: how are students in California faring 10 years after the Williams decision guaranteed every student in the state an adequate education?/OW photo by Nash Baker.
Students from Locke High School, shown above making their presentation on developing organic leaders, were part of a panel of young experts presenting original research on inner city education.
Called the Council of Youth Research, the program is operated by UCLA’S Institute for Democracy, Education and Access, and gives high school students the training and opportunity to produce university-level research. Locke was joined by teams from Crenshaw, Manual Arts, Roosevelt and Wilson.
Jamiah Lindsey (second from left) and his partner Robert Molina (third from left) pictured above with their NFTE coach Owen Brown (far left) were one of three semi-finalists in the Network for Teaching Entreprenership (NFTE) contest held at the Downtown Business Magnet High School May 13. The duo will now go on to the Regional Youth Business Plan competition June 3 at USC.
There they will have the opportunity to win $1,500 in scholarships and advance to the NFTE national finals in New York City.
Editor’s Note: As California’s government continues to not set a budget for the state, state schools are still suffering from insufficient funds to properly teach it’s young people. Twenty-eight high school youth from Los Angeles took the trip up to Capital Hill to get the reason from the horses mouth as to why their education is so poorly funded. Rupa Dev is a reporter for New America Media.
“You fit the description of someone we’re looking for . . .”
Five years after Green Dot Public Schools made history by becoming the first outside organization to assume control of a low-performing high school (Alain Leroy Locke High) in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the organization’s agreement is up for renewal and the matter will be taken up by the school board at its Feb. 12 meeting.