Are Baltimore schools starting to pay attention to student
leadership and ideas?
Schools often talk about preparing students for citizenship, but rarely offer students a voice or a seat at the table on issues that affect them.
But if the student leadership conference at Johns Hopkins University is any indication, Dr. Santelises, the CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools, is ready to for students to take a larger role in improving their schools. Urging students to speak up about problems in their schools and to be problem solvers, Santelises casts her vote for our students and our future.
And these students, who collaborated thoughtfully and compassionately throughout the day, are ready to step up, speak up, and help solve problems at their schools.