Tuesday, September 4

Student Thought: Notes from the Inside Inside

Hi, Insideschools readers. I'm sorry I didn't introduce myself earlier but here it goes. My name is Seth Pearce, I am a senior at LaGuardia High School, an active Student Government and School Leadership Team representative, and a proud member of the NYC Student Union. There it is. On to the blogging:

On Insideschools, I am going to blog about two themes: Student Thought and Student Action.

In Student Thought, I will be writing about the students' perspective on issues in our school system. For a long time our views have not been taken into account, many times. Part of this comes from apathy and a lack of respect from higher-ups toward our feelings. Part of it comes from our own failure to organize and express our opinions to the larger education community. Through these posts, I seek to add our ideas to those of parents, teachers, and other members of New York City's education community.

In Student Action, I will be sharing news about student organizing and action around education and other issues in the city. This is another place where students have been underrepresented. However, with the creation of the NYC Student Union, students are starting to organize. The Union, which has representatives from schools all over the city, is expanding after a very successful first year. I will keep you all apprised of their actions as well as those of other students and student groups around the city.

Anyway, I look forward to hearing your opinions on everything that goes on over the next ten months. Here's to a great school year!

If you are student who wants to join the NYC Student Union or just want more information, email union@nycstudents.org or visit NYCStudents.org. To see all of my posts on education issues visit NYC Students Blog

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