Mix It Up at Lunch Day has been the subject of much conversation this week. From the New York Times to the Colbert Report, adults have been weighing in on the importance of breaking down social boundaries in schools.
But what do kids think about Mix It Up at Lunch Day?
The Learning Network wants to find out. Today’s Student Opinion article, in which students 13 and older are invited to comment about issues in the news, is titled “Do You Ever ‘Mix It Up’ and Socialize With Different People at School?”
The piece asks students to read this New York Time’s article about Mix It Up at Lunch Day in full and then respond to the following questions:
- Are you in a clique? How would you describe it, if so?
- When have you ever socialized with people from a different group or clique at school?
- How would you describe the social groups in your school cafeteria?
- Do you think efforts like Mix It Up at Lunch Day are a good way to break down social barriers and prevent bullying, or not?
- What do you think of the assertions of the American Family Association that Mix It Up at Lunch Day is really about promoting a gay agenda in schools?
We’re looking forward to reading their answers!