On Students Speak Out we share our experiences and ideas to help people who make decisions about our schools understand the issues that impact us.
We want to define the issues for ourselves, and identify solutions. Our voices deserve to be in the mix. We can inspire change!
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Welcome to Students Speak Out-Minnesota. What you see here is Citizens League's work with students to participate authentically and constructively in policy conversations. We especially encourage you to take a look at our SSO "archives" and "findings" pages. If you are interested in working with Citizens League to involve young people in your work, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll send you more information about the processes and tools that make SSO tick and tell you more about how we can meet your needs.
Thanks to all of our members, who have made SSO-MN a smashing success. We won't forget you, and will certainly make you aware of new opportunities to participate in SSO projects.
"I’m listening. I am working with Clayton Christensen, a Harvard Business School Professor and author of the bestselling book The Innovator’s Dilemma as he prepares a new book on K-12 innovation called Disrupting Class. The stories you're posting here relate to the research Christensen is doing, and your experiences are great insights into what young people in school are thinking. We are aware that we're writing about a process we haven't directly experienced in a long time, so your thoughts are really valuable to us."
Curt Johnson, Citistates Group
"I’m listening. I’m researching the spectrum of online schools in Minnesota, especially how they motivate students to attend school and learn. I know some of you attend these schools, and I am interested in learning from you."
Tim McDonald, Education|Evolving