Friday, February 28, 2014

Here I Stand - Erica Goldson

“We could encourage the best qualities of youthfulness – curiosity, adventure, resilience, the capacity for surprising insight simply by being more flexible about time, texts, and tests, by introducing kids into truly competent adults, and by giving each student what autonomy he or she needs in order to take a risk every now and then. But we don't do that.”-- John Taylor Gatto

In 2010, valedictorian Erica Goldson gave a graduation speech to her class at Coxsackie-Athens High School in New York. After the speech was uploaded to the web, it quickly went viral and Erica became known as the “valedictorian who spoke out against schooling.”
-- read transcript HERE
-- Erica's blog

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