MSNBC Host Asks Students How They'd Fix Education
Melissa Harris-Perry wants students to send in videos explaining how they'd fix education in America.
Adults always have plenty to say about K-12 education reform, but the people who are the other half of the schooling equation—students—rarely get the chance to voice their opinions on a national stage. MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry hopes to help change that by hosting a "student town hall" as part of NBC's annual Education Nation coverage.
Perry wants to talk "with students about the issues affecting them, and their solutions for solving them." To that end, students from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut will be present in studio, sharing the challenges they're facing and their ideas for improving things. But, Perry's smartly crowdsourcing solutions from a wider national audience by inviting students who can't be present to film and submit a video explaining how they'd fix education in America.
Some of the most innovative solutions will be shared during the broadcast on Sunday, September 23 at 10 a.m. EST, so if you—or students you know—have something to say, upload your video today.