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.
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