Not an adult matter: Students take up the fight for school choice

A student-run advocacy group for educational policies in Vermont is set to continue its fight for school choice through the 2017 legislative session.

“The common misconception is that students don’t care about their education. That’s not true,” said Brennan Murphy, a senior at the The Long Trail School in Dorset, and a member of We The Students.

Nava Crispe, also a senior at The Long Trail School, created We The Students in August to protest Act 46 and the removal of school choice. The group has around 30 participants made up of students from various area schools. They participated in two forums on Act 46 in Montpelier this summer, and are planning to present their message at area schools in the coming months.

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