by Max Brantley
Suki Highers, the teacher, explained the project:The views are wide-ranging. Pro and con. Seeing the students and hearing them read their words makes the piece.
“The day after the election, the school was kind of an emotional wreck,” said Highers. “And I don’t think anybody knew really how to navigate it.”
So Highers came up with a solution. She gave her students an assignment: write a letter to the incoming president.
“I didn’t feel comfortable talking about it,” said Highers. “I knew the kids had a lot of feelings that they needed to get out of them, and so I decided that the safest way was to let them write a letter.”