a website to raise awareness for the poor school systems in Detroit. The website includes an Amazon Wish List made by some Detroit teachers asking for basic supplies.
Hall said they contacted Detroitteach, a Twitter account that is a voice for teachers in Detroit, and asked what the class could do to help.
“From there it evolved into teachers making these wish lists that are not just books, which is fine because they need so many supplies,” she said.
Hall said students do not typically undertake charitable projects like this.
“This is the first one that I have ever done, and I have been at Carolina for 11 years,” Hall said.
“It rose out of a need. The class is politics of reading. We were looking at what was going on in Detroit, and it naturally came out of that.”
There is no timeline for the project, but the students in Hall’s class are happy to keep working to help Detroit teachers.
“It’s pretty hard to not want to help if you see what’s going on,” Smith said.
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