The next generation is raising its voice, demanding to be heard, and it is time that we paid attention. As the advisor to Oregon Student Voice (OSV), my job is to support students as they develop a statewide student-led organization. OSV just wrapped up their first pilot year and they have a lot to show for it.
We recently sat down with Ebado Abdi, a senior at West View High School in Beaverton, to find out more about an issue she is passionate about–elevating student voice. An active member of Oregon Student Voice, Ebado has great insight about how students are powerful change agents and how students and educators can work together to improve our school system.
This is your last year of high school before you go to college, looking back how was your overall experience in school?
I believe that everyone in education is trying very hard, every day, to help the students they serve. But trying hard isn’t enough when education systems don’t change. We have to commit to doing things differently.