A different kind of ‘high-stakes testing.’
They should be in school, but are instead out taking a walk. Seven of them started
and now, ages ranging from 11 to 21, there are 26 of them.
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).
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.