Making school ‘relevant’ to bored teens | Joanne

Schoolwork is “irrelevant,” San Diego-area teens said in a series of interviews. Vista High hopes personalization will engage students, reports Hechinger’s Mike Elsen-Rooney in The Atlantic.

Senior Hernan Hernandez, 17 (left), and junior Ray Garcia, 15 (right), hope to design a new skateboarding course at Vista High School near San Diego. Photo: Mike Elsen-Rooney

For example, Principal Anthony Barela has agreed to let skater Hernan Hernandez, 17, design a skateboarding course at the large comprehensive high school, which primarily enrolls working-class Latinos.

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