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.
Student Voice is a completely student-run, non-partisan, not-for-profit organization inspired by the premise that all students should have a voice in the decisions that affect their lives. Student Voice strengthens the student movement by empowering students to take action on issues that most impact their education. Our mission is realized by amplifying, aggregating and accelerating student voices. For more information about Student Voice, visit StuVoice.org, follow @Stu_Voice and #StuVoice on Twitter and Instagram and like our page on Facebook.