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NYC Teens and Campaign for Educational Equity Stage a Play about Unequal School Funding

 

The Campaign for Educational Equity helped the Epic Theater Ensemble, a  New York City theater troop of high school students, to write and perform a play about inequitable public school funding and how the students have been affected by the lack of resources for their schools.

Seventeen high school students wrote and performed the original play, 10467, named for a Bronx ZIP code, in Cowin Auditorium, and WNYC's Beth Fertig had the story for National Public Radio (NPR).

The play "depict[s] crowded classrooms that don't have enough notebooks, a school with a 'gymnatorium,' and politicians who keep passing the buck when questioned about money for public schools." Fertig writes on the NPR website. Coverage of the performance, which aired on NPR's Weekend Edition on May 8, was part of an NPR national series about school funding across the country. To read and hear Fertig's story, click here.

Published Tuesday, May 10, 2016

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High school students perform 10467, a play they wrote about how their education has been affected by lack of resources.

 

The Campaign for Educational Equity helped the Epic Theater Ensemble, a  New York City theater troop of high school students, to write and perform a play about inequitable public school funding and how the students have been affected by the lack of resources for their schools.

Seventeen high school students wrote and performed the original play, 10467, named for a Bronx ZIP code, in Cowin Auditorium, and WNYC's Beth Fertig had the story for National Public Radio (NPR).

The play "depict[s] crowded classrooms that don't have enough notebooks, a school with a 'gymnatorium,' and politicians who keep passing the buck when questioned about money for public schools." Fertig writes on the NPR website. Coverage of the performance, which aired on NPR's Weekend Edition on May 8, was part of an NPR national series about school funding across the country. To read and hear Fertig's story, click here.

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