Wouldn’t it be wonderful if kids demanded school?

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Kakenya Ntaiya wanted something many American students hate.

She wanted to go to school. In fact, she demanded it.

In this remarkable TED talk, Kakenya explains how she took destiny into her own hands, overcoming the tyranny of an oppressive, misogynistic village, so she could become an independent, educated woman. She now runs a Center for Excellence for girls.


Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our own kids demanded school, as Kakenya did?

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Mark Barnes is the Founder of Times 10 Publications, which produces the popular Hack Learning Series, The uNseries, and other books from some of education's most reputable teachers and leaders. Barnes presents internationally on assessment, connected education, and Hack Learning. Connect with @markbarnes19 on Twitter.

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