The Teens Will Save Us

I ended the experiment 2 days earlier than I had wanted because their rebellion was strong and overwhelming. For the first time since I’ve done this experiment, the students “won.”

Teenagers will save us. So, just like Emma Gonzalez, my students did not back down nor conform. They fought for their rights. They won. And, adults can learn a lot from the teens of this generation. While the adults are complacent, jaded, and disparaged, teenagers are ignited, spirited, and take no prisoners. Do not squander their fight; they really are our future. Do not call them entitled; that entitlement is their drive and their passion. Do not get in their way: they will crush you.

Dina Leygerman