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 author of many education books, including Bestseller Hacking Education, part of his Hack Learning Series, books that solve big problems with simple ideas. Barnes presents internationally on assessment, connected education, and student-centered learning. Join more than 100,000 interested educators who follow @markbarnes19 on Twitter.

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