1972 Omaha North High School Student Assembly

North High School in Omaha, Nebraska, is my alma mater. Coincidentally, they made strides in student voice advocacy long before I ever got there. Here’s what I have uncovered. Starting in the late 1960s, students at North High School in Omaha, Nebraska, struggled to promote student voice in school. By the time I was attending […]

Montgomery County Student Alliance

The Montgomery County Student Alliance was a 1,000-member student-led education organizing group in Maryland in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Activities Formed in early 1969, the Alliance worked to change schools, saying they “presently inhibit students’ individuality, creativity and independent thinking.” They published a report criticizing the school system as rigid and authoritarian and one that […]

New York High School Student Union

The New York High School Student Union operated in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Activities The NY Union worked with hundreds of students statewide to create a list of ten demands for schools. No suspensions, involuntary transfers, exclusion from classes, detention, harassment of students. Due process for students. No cops in schools, no narcos, security guards, plain […]

United States Office of Education Office of Students and Youth

The Office of Students and Youth is a former program of the United States Office of Education, now known as the United States Department of Education. Launched in 1969, the first leader of the office was Toby Moffet. Activities the office was created for several reasons: To seek technical and financial assistance for innovative student-run […]

North Carolina Task Force on Student Involvement

The North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction Task Force on Student Involvement was a sixteen-member committee appointed by N.C. State Superintendent of Public Instruction A. Craig Phillips for a one-year term of service. Their common goal was to promote positive, constructive student involvement in education throughout North Carolina. History The Task Force was founded by the State Superintendent to improve race […]