Thursday, August 18, 2011

a little Thursday Muya

One of the young met that informed my research sent me his latest rap video he posted on YouTube. I'm not sure what he's singing, but I'm totally impressed by his 21st century skills and ability to communicate with text he's written beyond school. Here is a young man who came to the U.S. as a Bantu refugee who fled to Tanzania. He's a senior this year and pursuing the change to go to college to become a P.E. teacher.

Today's youth have a tremendous outlet with technology, and in a dream world, he'd be able to use such work for in-school accountability and proof of his communicative talents. This is evidence, though, that today's youth are teaching themselves tools to express themselves that often go untouched (and unknown) by schools.

Hmmm. Seems like we can do better.

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