Posted by Axios on Tuesday, March 17, 2019 11:27:49Students at Harvard University’s Kennedy School were given a homework task that required them to write down an explanation for a recent incident in which a student took down an entire wall on campus.
It took them nearly an hour to do it.
Students had to complete the task at home.
It also required them a lot of time in front of the computer.
The students who had to do the assignment said it made them feel as if they had a real job to do, Axios reported.
“It made me feel like a professional and a good student,” student Jonathan Harkness told the publication.
“It made you want to keep working hard and keep getting better.
That’s the thing that I love about school: That it keeps you on your toes.”
The homework assignment, titled “Why I Was Suspended for This and What I Did to Fix It,” also included a question about what it’s like to be a female student in STEM.
The student’s story is one of many reported on by Axio.
Students across the country have reported experiencing sexism at their schools and the government has responded to the issue.
Some schools have even started requiring students to complete assignments in English and other foreign languages.