13-year Old's Essay on Frederick Douglass Earns Her Harassment from Teachers
After writing an essay about Frederick Douglass and drawing comparison between Douglass' experiences and that of Black RCSD students, 13-year-old Jada Williams says she was harassed by teachers who said they were "offended" by her essay.
Within a week of turning in her essay Jada, an "A" student, began to see her grades plummet. "We started receiving bad reports from her teachers," says her mother, Carla. "All of a sudden I started getting calls at home and at work from her teachers implying that Jada is a problem student and the principal of the school was going to put her on In-School-Suspension (ISS)."