Over the past 12 years, Ed Trust playwright-researcher Brooke Haycock has walked countless hallways in high-poverty high schools across the country stenciled with words about knowledge, freedom, and power. But those powerful quotes are made a mockery when the other signals educators send students — unintended as they may be — convey a very different set of messages about what students can do, what they can be, and what the world will demand of them. The first in our Echoes from the Gap Series, “The Writing on the Hall” explores this juxtaposition with clarity and insight.

For more between the Echoes, see these stories on our blog, The Equity Line:

The Lessons Students Learn from Suspension

When Kids Get Lost In Compliance

Students With Disabilities Need to Be College- and Career- Ready, Too


And check out Ed Trust’s Catalyst Theater for more work centered around student stories.

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Published: January 30, 2014

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