Freitag, 27. Juli 2007

Reform School

Here's a fun music video we as faculty and students put together at Jefferson High School in South Central Los Angeles back in the very early 1990's, right after the Los Angeles "riots" ("uprising"). We got the principal, Phil Saldivar, and the vice principals Merle Price and Roselyn Weeks, to rap about school reform alongside the teachers and students. 30 year Teaching Veteran and Woodshop Instructor Harold Campbell and Biology teacher Todd Ullah were particularly instrumental in the creation of these videos and reform school projects and can be seen rapping alongside their students in this MTV style look at school reform.

Composed by T.H. Culhane and edited by the students of D.E.M.M.O. Productions (Digital Engineering for Multi-Media Occupations), "Reform School" expressed the optimism that "we can reform school, yeah yeah!" at a time when many of us thought the school system was partially to blame for the despair we find in our inner cities.

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