How does it feel to be an average student in America?
Posted February 07, 2018 05:17:20 This week, MTV News spoke with a class of 16-year-olds from an elementary school in the Bronx, New York, to learn how they’re coping with a challenging and confusing time in their lives.
The kids’ stories are a reflection of America’s tumultuous politics and how the election of Donald Trump has made their lives more complicated.
The students were selected by their teacher, who also asked that their real names be withheld.
They are part of a class in the New York City Public Schools, known as the Bronx School District (BPSD), which was formed in the 1980s to address the district’s troubled education system.
The BPSD has had to adjust to new school conditions and to an increased number of students.
One student said, “The whole year is like being in the same situation we were in last year.”
In 2017, the school received a $1.3 million state grant to improve academic performance, which included adding counselors, teaching materials, and an additional teacher for each of the district students.
That money was used to create a new program called the Early Intervention Program.
The New York Times reported that the BPSA had to add an additional $300,000 to the budget because of the funding.
The teacher said that they wanted to make sure the students had an outlet for their frustrations.
“We want to make them feel like we care about them,” the teacher told MTV News.
“That’s why we do our best to make things easy.”
For the students, the most challenging part of the year was the transition from a year of high school to middle school, which they described as a “futile and frustrating experience.”
They said that during that time, they were “frequently surprised by what was going on in our lives, but not really taken seriously.”
They said they felt isolated.
They said their school was “one big, stupid classroom,” where the teachers were “obsessed with how smart you are.”
They were told by their teachers that it was “too late to talk about it.”
The BLS report found that during the 2016-2017 school year, a total of 10,000 children in the BLSD enrolled in classes of at least five students.
That number was up from 10,700 students in the prior school year.
While the teachers said they wanted the students to have a place to vent their frustrations, they also felt that the class was a “perfect opportunity for them to be exposed to the world in a safe, supportive, and fun environment.”
According to the BBSS report, the BTSD has one of the highest rates of students with disabilities in the state.
They also have the highest rate of students who are overweight, with 43.9 percent of students weighing more than 150 pounds, compared to 19.3 percent of other students.MTV News contacted the school district to ask about the impact the new program had on the students’ school, but has not received a response.