I recently saw this video on Facebook... liked and shared it... and it started a conversation thread that I found fascinating. It wasn't the tone or content of the conversation, but was the fact that many of the decisions being made "on behalf of our students" often don't take into account the actual, individual student.
So, what's the message that's being sent? Is the intended message we are sending being received as intended, or is it being manipulated (good or bad), changed, ignored, or misinterpreted?
Further, when a student feels that an injustice has been made, how do we nurture and facilitate these conversations? To what extent are these conversations transparent, public, and involve a host of opinions? Do we try and sweep these things under the rug to "maintain order?" And if so, what message about #CivicVoices are we sending to our students?
I'm not sure where to go with this, but I figured that this is something that may be worth exploring.