There are so many different ideas and opinions about how to improve schools, teaching, and learning. We hear from parents, educators, administrators, policy makers, and everyone who has access to a soapbox. The one voice we rarely hear is that of students. This idea is to institute a regular questioning process with students to gather insight into a school's progress, to collect new ideas for new directions, and to empower students to take a more active and responsible role in their own education. Through surveys, "Just Ask" could provide schools with a simple mechanism to directly engage students.
Idea No. 466