From Chicago to Denver, students persist in trying to change the punitive school discipline policies. Alexandria United Teens (AUT) has been collaborating for several years with the Advancement Project, Critical Exposure, Tenants and Workers United plus other advocacy organizations to demand funds for restorative practices in this northern Virginia district. So often school climate expertsContinue reading Arresting the School-to-Prison Pipeline
“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
Wendy Lesko knows many fun, feisty, wickedly smart young adult librarians who are great allies with young activists. Her article in the June 2017 issue of VOYA magazine includes lots of advice relevant for adult collaborators.