The ninth graders in Elise Delamatre’s classroom at the City Neighbors High School in northeast Baltimore are sitting in a circle of armchairs, presenting their opinions about the merits of the color blue and Nacho Cheese Doritos.
“Blue is the best color. It’s calming. It’s awesome,” says one girl, standing to address the room.
Other students jump in, arguing in favor of green and Cool Ranch, and the room periodically erupts into shouting and laughter.
Being silly shouldn’t just be in the domain of the young!