Students are those most impacted by the decisions of education leaders. School and district leaders who are serious about creating an education system that prioritizes students and prepares them to lead productive lives after graduation must be willing to share power with students. Listening to, understanding, and being responsive to student voices ensures that their perspective is taken seriously.
In doing so, students will cultivate strong leadership skills by learning to advocate for themselves and their peers. When schools are rethinking and redesigning learning experiences, it is critical for students to have a seat at the table and to have their input be taken seriously.