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Student Seats On School Boards?

May 21, 2009

The New Brunswick education minister has proposed that there be one seat reserved for a student, appointed by the high school student council president, on every school board.

What an interesting idea, making sure that those that are the most affected by the school board decisions have some representation and voice of the very same governing board.

The only thing I don’t like about this particular proposal is the selection of that student representative. Instead of being selected by a council of high school student council presidents, why don’t you instead have the representative chosen via an election where the electors are high school students? Doing it that way might just translate into high student students learning the importance of voting, something that sorely needed in this age of low voter turnout.

H/T: Albertosaurus Talks

  1. May 21, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    In Ontario, student trustees are elected by their school peers.

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