VIDEO: City schools to teach lessons of Bobby Kennedy. NYSUT president Dick Iannuzzi and AFT president Randi Weingarten were on hand in New York City Tuesday with Kerry Kennedy and city schools chancellor Joel Klein to present "RFK: Speak Up, Speak Out" lesson plans to teachers and students at Robert F. Kennedy Community High School in Queens. [full report and video at ny1.com]
School lesson plans about RFK announced in NYC
12/9/2008, 4:23 p.m. EST
By KAREN MATTHEWS
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - First a bridge, now a curriculum.
The late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, who was honored last month when the Triborough Bridge was named after him, will be the focus of lesson plans on social justice that will be offered to New York public schools, officials said Tuesday...
Lisa Byheny, a teacher at the Robert F. Kennedy Community High School who was involved in developing the lesson plans and has been using them in her classroom, said her students find Kennedy an inspiring figure.
"The greater lesson is what each of us can do as individuals in order to make a difference," Byheny said. "They see how he was able to reach out to people and affect them in a way that made people want to change for the better."
The full Associated Press report is available online at silive.com.