Omaira:

A different kind of ‘high-stakes testing.’

Originally posted on Cooperative Catalyst:

They should be in school, but are instead out taking a walk. Seven of them started

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and now, ages ranging from 11 to 21,  there are 26 of them. 

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Truants! They should be in school — that is, a “normal” students-in-a-box a school where they can be kept safe from undue influences. Instead, they are trekking from Hudson Bay to Ottawa (~1,300 kilometers).

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The walk is a course in politics — the First Nations of Canada continue to fight against assimilation projects and programs. They are in an “open-air” school learning to walk “The Red Path”. I wonder if those kids will learn anything beyond what they already know…

This is a truly “High Stakes” test — they could die.

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~ by Omaira on February 12, 2013.

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