"Thanks so much for sending me Berkeley High School Slang Dictionary. I really enjoyed reading the entries and delighted in the choices the kids made. What an absolutely wonderful learning experience. Teachers labor so hard over parts of speech; if they did something like this, it would be so much easier!"- Lisa Delpit, author of Other People's Children
and The Skin That We Speak
About the Author
Communication Arts & Sciences is a project at Berkeley High whose fundamental enterprise is to bring together teachers, students, and parents to create a learning community that nourishes and develops the whole student, with an emphasis on social justice, media literacy, communications skills, and communication technologies. CAS is built around thematic core curriculum focused on social justice and an experiential pedagogy. CAS is committed to creating a heterogeneous grouping of ethnicities and skill levels, and its goal is to make school more successful, especially for those who have not traditionally done well at Berkeley High.