About This Effort
All students and teachers have the right to adequate, appropriate learning conditions that will allow them to strive for and achieve the goals being set for them. However, we know that millions of children, especially those in low-wealth school districts, spend their school days in poor quality, unhealthy, and overcrowded buildings that cause health problems and limit educational opportunities.
Linda, New Orleans, www.criticalexposure.org
But no single level of government can accomplish this alone. We must create a new federal, state, and local partnership to ensure that each and every single community has sufficient resources to provide high-quality school buildings to their students.
By sharing photos and stories of what they see every day at school, students and teachers will provide us all with an honest window into today’s school buildings and help our nation’s legislators see firsthand the conditions of our nation’s school facilities.
Participating students from McKees Rocks, PA, www.criticalexposure.org
School buildings must be part of nation's conversation about education. Quality education requires quality spaces, something that millions of students lack.
Showing elected leaders what our schools really look like
We need to show our elected leaders what our nation's school buildings really look like and how important they are to student learning. That's why we're gathering and exhibiting photos from students and teachers across the country showing the reality of their school building conditions.
Theresa (12th Grade), Washington, DC, www.criticalexposure.org
Help make sure that decision-makers at all levels of the conversation have a clear view of our nation's public schools: tag a photo and comment of your school facilities to the Through Your Lens Facebook page and invite your legislators to view Through Your Lens photos today!
Through Your Lens is a collaboration of The 21st Century School Fund, Critical Exposure, and Healthy Schools Campaign to raise awareness of the importance of a safe, healthy, modern school buildings and grounds.