Content-type: text/html ~ Stephen's Web ~ A Student’s View: Teachers Form Unions to Negotiate How Their Schools Operate. Why Shouldn’t Students Do the Same?

Stephen Downes

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I would like to assure the editors of The 74 that I think a students' union is a great idea, and that it's something that should be applied widely in schools, colleges and universities everywhere. Indeed, I think it should become so widespread that it would be inconceivable that anyone would think of it as a novel or unexpected idea. And yes, I think the powers of a students' union should be real, and that students should "negotiate their class sizes, workloads and class-time limits" and even "take control of our educations and our schools."

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