The City Council of Greenbelt, Maryland listened and acted on its Youth Advisory Committee’s recommendation to extend voting rights to those 16 and older. January 8, 2018 was an icy night in this city of 24,000 located about 12 miles from Washington, DC. Three councilmembers were not present. Would the vote be delayed? Ema andContinue reading Another City Lowers the Voting Age!
“STUDENTS ARE THE MOST VALUABLE AND LEAST CONSULTED EDUCATION-POLICY EXPERTS IN AMERICA.” ~AMANDA RIPLEY, AUTHOR OF “THE SMARTEST KIDS IN THE WORLD” Too often the mantra ‘Student Voice’ falls on deaf ears. Certainly, the views by some students do get heard. Student representatives–elected by their high school peers–who serve on their School Boards tend to earn respect fromContinue reading Students Win Vote for All School Board Candidates
Photo: County Councilmember Chief of StAFF meets with students after school because they couldn’t miss class to testify at a hearing. So often policymakers talk about how rare it is to hear youth views on specific legislation and how important they hear student perspectives. Hans Reimer, formerly with Rock the Vote and now a Montgomery County CouncilmemberContinue reading Outreach to Youth about Relevant Legislative Proposals