Policy change and student voice

Question of the day:

Is policy-change the most substantial and sustaining change that can be made in order to foster student engagement throughout the education system, from individual classrooms to district boards to state education agencies to state legislatures to the federal Department of Education to the Supreme Court of the United States?

Sound out and share your thoughts here, please.

One comment

  1. Short answer – no!

    Shortish answer – culture change is the most effective (whether that be societal, organisational or governmental) and it usually starts by someone sticking their neck out and simply ‘doing’. This has nothing to do with policy (which is usually a controlling tool not an empowering one)!

    Although, my fatherland has a new policy making school counsils comulsory in all its schools : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/6134600.stm

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