‘You Don’t Really Know Us,’ Chicago Kids Tell News Media

*Photo: Fifth-graders from the Bradwell School of Excellence in Chicago’s South Shore area wrote an op-ed piece for The Chicago Tribune this week, explaining how they see their neighborhood.

“Tired of seeing their neighborhood portrayed in news reports as a desolate and violent place, fifth-graders in Chicago’s South Shore area wrote what their teacher calls a “counternarrative.” Their op-ed for The Chicago Tribune includes this line: “This isn’t Chi-raq. This is home. This is us.”” ~ Bill Chappell 

Continue reading here: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/08/02/337338509/-you-don-t-really-know-us-chicago-kids-tell-news-media

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