Students from Frederick Douglass’ home of Rochester, N.Y. have a message for Governor Cuomo


Feb 14, 2020 - 7:00

As we celebrate Frederick Douglass on his birthday, we at The North Star thought it would be a good idea to hear from students from Rochester N.Y, his home and final resting place. So here are voices of students from East High School who penned a response to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address last month with their own State of the Students address. 

 Hello my name is Sarah Adams (8th grade)  some of you might recognize me as one of the organizers of the school-wide walkouts, but I’m more than that. I’m a smart and talented scholar. I am also a product of the city.
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One Reply to “Students from Frederick Douglass’ home of Rochester, N.Y. have a message for Governor Cuomo”

  1. These students are powerful, smart, well-informed and assertive about their rights. They – and a whole group of other student leaders – are supported by our community in the work they started and continue to lead. The “State of the Student” project shared in this article was supported by our local NYCLU, in particular Iman Abid and Ashley Gannt. East Lower and High Schools have supported them in all sorts of ways, and Citizen Action NY (Stephanie Vargas, Rosemary Rivera and others) and Alliance for Quality Education (Jasmine Gripper) have invested hours of briefings on education finance and budget process in response to questions from the students. (Disclosure, I am Sarah Adams’ proud mother)

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