Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
K-12 Student Unions - Please Reply!  
User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 20
Posted (12 years 8 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 670 times:

As an extension to my most recent endeavor to attack the US' education system, which I lovingly call my "Manifesto", I thought up an idea. Students are not represented. Now if you said that about any business, it would be disgusting... but for some reason we have come to expect less from students. Well I say no longer! Students should unionize and defend themselves! And I am on the verge of getting the ball rolling. Does anyone agree? Or maybe there are students out there who would want to help?

Thanks!


Dear moderators: No.
2 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineStretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 653 times:

It might work, but remember, unions are only as strong as the membership. You might get a few to lead and do all of the work, but the vast majority of a potential student union membership will be indifferent at best (and certainly hostile to the notion of paying union dues). Another point: as minors, potential student members would not enjoy the legal rights held by adults. Good luck, you will nee it.


Maggs swings, it's a drive deep to left! The Tigers are going to the World Series!!!
User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3076 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 646 times:

It will not work. Look at the apathy at the university level. High school isn't a time for political activism. People are more concearned about getting their prom date and stuff like that. There's no time for activism at that age. I was stressed more in high school than in college. In high school I held a part time job and went to school and did extra curricular activities. You will find that most students won't care enough to put any time into it. "Sure, I'd like to march on the state capitol but I've got to work", or "I have football practice", or "I have too much AP Chemistry homework to do."

Also, what leverage would such a union have? It would be about as powerful as the Welsh Assembly. It's another case of "I'd like to help you son but you're too young to vote."

Also, don't the teachers' unions more or less represent the student interests anyway in regards to funding and quality of education?

I see a K-12 union as being nothing more than a popularity contest or a powerless outlet for a vocal minority. Remember, these are kids you are dealing with.


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Please Help - Buying Flowers In Orlando At 12 Am posted Thu Aug 16 2007 04:03:04 by Vio
Sikh Student Attacked In Australia posted Tue Jun 30 2009 07:59:31 by HAWK21M
The Car Salesmen Tips Please! posted Sun Jun 21 2009 18:59:37 by Tsaord
12 Month Mobile Phone Contract - Australia posted Thu Jun 18 2009 04:36:36 by Swiftski
North Korea Jails US Journalists For 12 Years posted Mon Jun 8 2009 05:44:50 by RussianJet
German Travel Help Please posted Sat May 30 2009 23:01:59 by Mal787
"This Vs That" Volume 12 posted Wed May 27 2009 15:47:43 by B747forever
Pittsburgh Student Used Snake As Jump Rope posted Wed May 20 2009 05:23:38 by September11
Student To Be Suspended For Going To Prom... posted Mon May 11 2009 00:53:02 by FRAspotter
Any College Student Registered For Fall Classes? posted Sat May 9 2009 11:31:14 by MCOflyer