When students feel compelled to aside their studies, extracurricular activities and social lives to criticize the state for not taking care of its business, perhaps it really is beyond time actually take care of business.
Sophie Trachtenberg is a junior at Classen School of Advanced Studies.
Trachtenberg says she has taken part in the school’s international baccalaureate path, which would not be possible without the help of her teachers.
“The idea that our very own school district is going to take the most essential part of our education away is not only insulting but devastating to the students and teachers that have worked so hard for us to be awarded our international baccalaureate diplomas next spring,” she wrote. “I feel as if the state is doing the education system a disservice by not funding it sufficiently, robbing my generation and the next of the educations we deserve. If there is anyone that works harder than us students, it is our teachers, spending countless hours not only preparing us for our challenging exams, but more importantly, for life beyond high school.”