Global Youth Weigh In on Education in KidSpirit's Fall Issue
Each issue of KidSpirit revolves around a Big Question posed by the all-youth Editorial Board. This season, the editors ask, "Should Education Teach Right from Wrong?" In his response, a young editor examines several aspects and calls for a more open approach to learning.
Other pieces released this week include a unique collaborative Feature article in which pairs of young people from around the world meet over video chat to discuss education, a young New Yorker's reflection on the central role his faith has played in his personal development, an Indian writer's account of how a school project taught her to appreciate the opportunity to learn, and a review of Angela Duckworth's book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by a teen in Maine. In the Poetry section, a poet from Beijing seeks refuge from the pressures of tests and grades, and in the Global Beat, a young man from Kentucky invites readers to learn about education in his hometown.
Throughout the season, KidSpirit will continue to publish writing, poetry, artwork, and video by youth on this issue's theme. In Features, one contributor will weigh in on the question of charter schools, and another will redefine the term "normalcy." Awesome Moments pieces will delve into insights contributors have gleaned from their life experiences, while the Interfaith Connections department will feature an article by a Swedish-Lithuanian teen on how international education has shaped her outlook.
Each issue of KidSpirit features wisdom from an adult with expertise in the theme in a column called PerSpectives. This fall, Shaheen Mistri, CEO of Teach for India, will share her thoughts and experience.
KidSpirit is a unique forum for young people of all backgrounds and traditions to explore life's big questions in an open spirit. For interviews and further information, please contact Justine Woods at the information below.
Justine Woods, Operations Associate