“Districts and States Give College students a Seat on the Boardroom Desk” prompted a response from an Schooling Subsequent reader, J.H. Snider:
To the Editor:
Concerning Districts and States Give College students a Seat on the Boardroom Desk, Caroline Hendrie overlooks the politics of the scholar member of the board place. At the very least in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, the place I stay and the SMOB has full voting rights, it survives and thrives as a result of the varsity employees have efficient veto over the collection of the SMOB. After which, after a SMOB is chosen, they will simply intimidate the SMOB as a result of they management the SMOB’s success at school. I’d counsel that a greater method to empower college students can be to decrease the voting age to 16 for varsity board (however not different) elections. In comparison with older neighborhood members, highschool college students do certainly typically have higher data of and extra of a stake of their native public college system. Sadly, the place the employees unions in my district (and their state legislature champions) will combat to the demise to maintain the SMOB place as a result of it’s their most dependable vote on the Board of Schooling, I doubt they might even raise a finger to empower college students in a approach that doesn’t facilitate their corrupt management over scholar illustration.
Severna Park, Maryland
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