During this unprecedented school year, we are proud of the varied and creative ways that Manhattan Country School educators are engaging students through remote learning with a focus on maintaining MCS' distinctive approach to education. An MCS education is crucial at this moment in history and our remote learning program, MCS En Casa, is filled with examples of how students are learning about real world issues through our thoughtful, dynamic virtual learning environment. From songs and stories to self-directed projects that incorporate research, critical thinking, and written and verbal communication skills, MCS is successfully translating our important academic work to MCS En Casa's virtual classrooms.
One of the benefits of remote programming is that our students can engage with special guests who otherwise might not be available in person. Recently, MCS Alum Debo Adegbile '80, an expert on voting rights, spoke via Zoom with 5th through 8th graders at an Upper School assembly.
Debo is a partner at the WilmerHale law firm and serves on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. While working for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, he argued two significant civil rights cases before the U.S. Supreme Court to protect core provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Debo is also featured in a New York Times video about voter suppression: Why Voting in This U.S. Election Will Not Be Equal
Debo is just one example of how an MCS education and the critical thinking, civic engagement and racial literacy skills children begin to develop at an early age here is impacting some of the most important issues and challenges facing the country today. View more profiles of inspirational MCS graduates here.
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