Shams Mehdi: Student trustees to raise their voices during provincial election | Toronto Star

Survey showing high demand for financial literacy and substantial minority of youth left out of school decisions lays groundwork for student election issues.

Too many Ontario students don’t think they have an impact on how decisions are made in their schools, a finding that alarms student leaders who say it sets the stage for disengagement and low youth voter turnout months before a provincial election.

Shams Mehdi: Student trustees to raise their voices during provincial election | Toronto Star

But every year of delay means “another generation of students” graduate without adequate knowledge of compound interest, creating a budget or filing income taxes, says Shams Mehdi, student trustee with the Toronto District School Board and a Grade 12 student at Leaside High School.

“In my opinion this stat is pressing the ministry to speed up the process.”

Read more at the source By ANDREA GORDON Education Reporter Tues., Dec. 5, 2017: https://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/education/2017/12/05/student-trustees-to-raise-their-voices-during-provincial-election.html

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.