Students who planned learning activities in the city of Orange, California, started with research, became planners and started advocating, becoming a great example of Meaningful Student Involvement.
A small middle school in Orange was brought to life with an exciting project that engaged students as researchers. In addition, the school decided to take the research to the next step, and invited the student researchers to start participating in curricular planning meetings. Students planned and constructed learning units with several teachers, and met with their principal to press for changes in school rules and militaristic physical education practices. (SooHoo, 1993)