Last January, at his high school’s chorus fundraiser, 17-year-old Spencer Cliche overheard a chat between a parent and a “trusted faculty member.” (As a student journalist, he told me, he does not reveal his sources.) The seats in the auditorium, Spencer says he heard the two adults saying, were going to be reupholstered using prison labor.
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In Massachusetts, a high school journalist overheard a chat at a chorus fundraiser about school plans to reupholster auditorium seats on the cheap.
Six months later he published a 3,000-word story on his school's use of prison labor.@elibhagerhttps://t.co/27gTvcetlE
— Ken Armstrong (@bykenarmstrong) June 24, 2019