Modern-Day Muckrakers

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Students in Ms. Vasilakopoulos’s and Mr. Krummenacker’s eighth-grade social studies classes served as modern-day “muckrakers” to further their inquiry of the Progressive Era. Students researched and investigated women’s inequality, racism, minimum wage, immigrant discrimination, child labor and big business corruption as the biggest problems that still plague society. Students then took action to remedy these ills by writing to the Nassau County Legislator Laura Schaefer. Legislator Schaefer was thoroughly impressed and wrote the students an official letter of commendation.