Today I had the honor of participating in a 9/11 Memorial Service at Southwest Miami Senior High School with the Student Council and Army JROTC – Eagle Battalion cadets. These students did a phenomenal job of honoring those individuals who lost their lives on that tragic day 11 years ago.
While touring classrooms and speaking with students, I realized that they were just as engaged and active in education as their parents and teachers. These students asked great questions and were well informed about what is happening in their school and across the state.
I think it is important that we as educators, administrators, and decision makers remember that while we want what is best for our students, we should also listen and understand what their educational wants and need are. We must keep our students actively engaged and informed about education.
Our discussion with the students and teachers at Southwest Miami Senior High is proof that Florida is headed in the right direction.