#410: What If the Students Were in Charge?
Read the full Your Mark on the World article and watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/1QZ165O. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwitunes or on Stitcher by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwstitcher. You’ve heard it before. It may not be polite, but it makes a clear point–usually a critical one–to say “the inmates are running the asylum.” It may not be much of an exaggeration to think that the first person to think of putting high school students in charge of their own education might need to be committed. But that didn’t stop them. This fall, their grand experiment will begin. Thirty students will participate in an independent micro-school directed by the students. The program has grown up within a broader, student-led initiative called One Stone in Boise, Idaho. Current chairwoman Simone Migliori explains that “the lack of student voice incorporated into community issues” motivated the creation of One Stone. Read the full Your Mark on the World article and watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/1QZ165O. Please consider whether a friend or colleague might benefit from this piece and, if so, share it.