BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Students are joining the conversation about standardized testing in New York State. Frontier High School students created a video called “This is Genius.”
Parents, teachers and community members have been protesting Governor Andrew Cuomo’s education policies, wanting control at a local level. Now, students are speaking out too.
Frontier student Ryan Lotocki made the clip which is a spoken word poem expressing his feelings towards modern school policies, including standardized testing.
The poem reads in part, “Stop labeling us bystandards and put us all on an even playing field… But let us use our positions based on our passions, values and where we can be proactive… make schooling less multiple choice and more interactive.”
The video was uploaded to YouTube just Monday, and is gaining buzz.