LOOKING AT US
GIRLS AND EDUCATION IN AMERICA
A blog by GIRLWITHABOOK intern, Rosie Vita
What barriers are facing school girls today? How does education and access affect women as they leave school and enter the workforce? What is the future of women's colleges in the US? These are some of the critical questions examined by Rosie Vita in the blog Looking at Us. Through data, interviews, and guest posts, Rosie is jumping into the U.S. education system and casting a spotlight on the experiences of girls and women right here in the U S of A.
We at GIRLWITHABOOK and in the development community get excited by the international days recognized by the United Nations. The UN is, of course, not without its flaws. But the purpose of these international days isn’t directly intended to shape policy, but is intended to educate people, bring leaders in the field together, and start a conversation. All good things! Why, then, was I feeling so emotionally exhausted and helpless after the recent International Women’s Day? The theme was “Be Bold for Change.” I wasn’t feeling bold. At all.
*This blog is Rosie Vita's independent project as part of her social and digital media internship with GIRLWITHABOOK. All opinions expressed in this blog, by Rosie, guests, and interview subjects, are the subjects' own opinions and do not necessarily reflect the views of GIRLWITHABOOK Movement.