ACTIONABLE RESEARCH ON GEN Z AND MILLENNIALS

Student activists are organizing for change in their own classrooms.

Student activists are organizing for change in their own classrooms. We told you how young people are changing activism digitally, and now many are pushing for change within their schools. Youth-led campaigns like Diversify Our Narrative have been working to “introduce more diverse, anti-racist texts in America’s public school system.” Students, alumni, and teachers across the country have been petitioning for local governments and school boards to make changes to curriculum. Many of their proposals have called for reading materials with more writers of color, ethnic studies programs, and the expansion of existing history classes as well as the need to increase teacher diversity, initiatives to reduce the racial achievement gap, and more lenient disciplinary policies to address problematic behavior. (Vox)