Nick News to show kids as school activists
Nickelodeon's Nick News with Linder Ellerbee just sent a press release on a special coming up Sunday called, If a School is Broken, Can Kids Fix it? The show, which premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. "shows how students react at four different schools across the country that are effected by budget cuts. A loss of sports funding, threats to take away the orchestra, canceling rural school bus routes and rejuvenating a library are topics included in this special."
Linda Ellerbee (who I've had such a girl crush on since I was a young aspiring journalist) says the special will show kids proving that you’re never too young to make a difference.
“Kids who are willing to fight to get a well-balanced education are taking back their schools,” says Ellerbee. “And teaching us something in the process.”
It should be interesting to see what happens when kids get involved in funding education. Featured will be what kids in Hull, Mass., did when their school lost its sports funding, when kids in Dallas brought their library back to life, how some Chicago kids reacted when money troubles threatened to take away their orchestra, and happened when California politicians told some rural kids they could no longer ride school buses.
--Sharon Kennedy Wynne
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