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(PRWEB) December 10, 2012
On December 8, 2012, Pasadena High Schools chapter for Youth for Human Rights premiered its documentary Finding Our Voice, Youth on the Educational Frontline, in honor of the United Nations Human Rights Day. Amongst featured speakers at the Pasadena City College venue were Mayor Mr. Bill Bogaard, Chief of Police Phillip Sanchez as well as many community leaders and several foreign dignitaries from Pakistan and the Philippines. The premiere event highlighted the yearlong human rights leadership pilot and their effort with a team of Pasadena public high school student leaders.
The documentary portrays the frustrations and problems of education from the students view. While the leaders in education highlight the massive spending cuts as the cause of the problem, this group of highschool students see a much deeper and problem at hand.
Marshall Fundamental Secondary School senior Khadejah Ray heads the group. While my team members and I have benefited from the best that our public schools have to offer, we are really concerned that many, if not most, of the students enrolled just dont seem to care about learning. This is the real crisis. If a young person sees no future by going to school, he or she is a prime candidate to drop out or, at best, to just barely get by, Ms. Ray explains.