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WHOA: 9-Year-Old Proves That Even 'Failing' Schools Are Capable Of Producing Ridiculously Smart Kids

What's this kid doing at a protest when he should be at school? Oh, right. They want to close his.This is worth ALL three riled-up minutes, but if you must, fast-forward to 1:30. That's where he really starts to preach.

WHOA: 9-Year-Old Proves That Even 'Failing' Schools Are Capable Of Producing Ridiculously Smart Kids

By the way, the people in charge didn't really listen. On May 23, the Chicago Board of Education voted to close 49 of the 54 area elementary schools that were on the chopping block. Asean's school, Marcus Garvey Elementary, was one of only four to survive. Hey, nicely done, guys. NOT.


Want to learn more about the Chicago public school closings and how you can help in the future? Check out Raise Your Hand for Illinois Public Education.

As Canada's women's soccer team prepares for its gold medal match against Sweden this week in Tokyo, it also prepares to make history as the first Olympic team to have an openly transgender, non-binary athlete win a medal at the games.

Quinn, the 25-year-old midfielder, announced their non-binary identity on social media last September, adopting they/them pronouns and a singular name. Quinn said they'd been living openly as a transgender person with their loved ones, but this was their first time coming out publicly.

"I want to be visible to queer folks who don't see people like them on their feed. I know it saved my life years ago," they wrote. "I want to challenge cis folks ( if you don't know what cis means, that's probably you!!!) to be better allies."

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