Iowa Student Learning Institute

What is the injustice we are solving?
The Iowa Student Learning Institute works to revolutionize Iowa's approach to education through the power of student voice. Students have been neglected for years from having a say in how their education is run, yet education directly affects students more than any other group of people. IowaSLI is dedicated to advocating for the rights of students to create the change they want to see in their education and community. Through our three-event cycle every year, we enable students to network and start new conversations, as well as learn how to organize through grassroots action in their schools. Education is currently run by administrators, school boards, and politicians. These adults are somewhat if not completely removed from classrooms, where education is actually being applied. That group of people is not fully qualified to decide what is best for students when they are not receiving the education. Students sit in a classroom for 7 hours a day, 5 days a week, 180 days a year. They are the constituents of education, and therefore should be included in the decisions that directly affect them. IowaSLI was formed to work against this injustice and still continues to work towards this goal five years after its inception.
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RaulPF C.

March 07, 2018

Hi Ryan,
Thanks so much for sharing your project. We believe strongly that the students' voice is key to help reimagine the way students are currently learning.

I would love to hear more about how we can help support your efforts.

The next step in your project journey is to submit your compassionate insight. You can find instructions and a place to submit it here:

We look forward to supporting your work!