This article was posted in the Kennedy Torch. Around 50 student representatives from the Cedar Rapids Community School District traveled to Des Moines on Wednesday to meet representatives, discuss education funding, and lobby for a 4% increase in education funding in Iowa.
Students met initially with Cedar Rapids representative Ken Rizer, and argued the proposed 2% increase in funding backed by Rizer and the Republican majority in the House of Representatives.
A 2% increase
Pockets of exceptional Student Voice always seem to occur in the most unlikely places. Webster City, Iowa’s StuCamp was no exception.
First for some background. StuCamp is a day long mini conference hosted by students, for students. It follows the popular “un-conference” model where the agenda for the day is set in the beginning by asking the room of 50+ students “What issues exist in your school that you want to solve”. The session suggestions ranged from “School lun