In November, Student Voice announced plans for a nationwide tour at the White House Summit on Next Generation High Schools. SV will be in South Carolina from February 13 – 19 to speak and work with students, as well as interact with presidential candidates around the state.
The Supreme Court in South Carolina recently handed down a landmark decision declaring the funding inequities of their public schools to be grossly unconstitutional. (Abbeville County School District v. State of South Carolina). SV will be visiting all eight of the plaintiff school districts in the case (known as the Corridor of Shame) and give them an opportunity to vote on our Student Bill of Rights.
SV is partnering with the organization StuSpace on the ground for this week in hopes of it culminating in testimonials for the Education oversight committee on the condition of their education. But beyond that, SV wants show the nation the “Corridor of Shame” and amplify the voices of students who are often ignored.
Student Voice plans to reach at least 10,000 students from all 50 states through the Student Bill of Rights voting platform through the tour. The aim of the tour is to collect nationwide year-to-year data analysis of student perspectives on what’s most important to them in their education as well as documenting how students are driving school improvement across the country through the SBoR.
About Student Voice
Student Voice is a completely student-run, non-partisan, not-for-profit organization inspired by the lack of student voices in education. Student Voice strives to enhance the overall effectiveness of the student voice movement by bridging the gap between students and education communities around the world through its services-based approach. For more information about Student Voice, visit StuVoice.org or follow us on Twitter @Stu_Voice.
About Student Space
Student Space is a student-led South Carolina non profit organization. It was created after students recognized the need for their voice in the conversation surrounding education. South Carolina faces many challenges and students are key to effectively addressing them. StuSpace works to amplify student voice and empower students to take an active role in their own education, across the state on all levels, from the classroom to the state house. To learn more about the SC movement visit stuspace.org and on twitter @StuSpace.