Students turn to TikTok to fill gaps in school lessons


              High school student Mecca Patterson-Guridy, 17, poses for a portrait in Philadelphia, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. Scrutiny from conservatives around teaching about race, gender and sexuality has made many teachers reluctant to discuss issues that touch on cultural divides. To fill in gaps, some students, including Mecca,  are looking to social media, where online personalities, nonprofit organizations and teachers are experimenting with ways to connect with them outside the confines of school. (AP Photo/Ryan Collerd)
            
              High school student Mecca Patterson-Guridy takes a self portrait in Philadelphia, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. Scrutiny from conservatives around teaching about race, gender and sexuality has made many teachers reluctant to discuss issues that touch on cultural divides. To fill in gaps, some students, including Mecca, are looking to social media, where online personalities, nonprofit organizations and teachers are experimenting with ways to connect with them outside the confines of school. (AP Photo/Ryan Collerd)
            
              High school student Mecca Patterson-Guridy, 17, poses for a portrait in Philadelphia, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. Scrutiny from conservatives around teaching about race, gender and sexuality has made many teachers reluctant to discuss issues that touch on cultural divides. To fill in gaps, some students, including Mecca, are looking to social media, where online personalities, nonprofit organizations and teachers are experimenting with ways to connect with them outside the confines of school. (AP Photo/Ryan Collerd)