Students make voices heard without leaving classroom
— reported by KHOU CBS Channel 11
Teachers in the Houston area have been tackling the immigration reform situation in the classroom.
They have been encouraging students to make their voices heard in a different way — with pen and paper.
Some students at Pasadena’s Sam Rayburn High School are learning the living lesson in U.S. civics class.
But instead of protesting in public, these students decided to put their argument down on paper.
It’s part of district-wide letter writing campaign. Administrators came up with the suggestion and the students said they plan to follow through.
“I think we should all have a voice of opinion and we should do it in an organized manner,” said Christine Kramer, junior.
Administrators said the letter writing campaign began immediately. Some classes already started writing.
Students have been granted extended hours in the library for extra research time. That means more time to put their thoughts on paper and get those letters to the people with the power to bring change.