“The cost of we-know-what’s-best-for-you decision making is huge. The approach limits the identification of quality solutions, because it doesn’t start with the real problems. Young people have the greatest awareness of the deficits within the public education system. They live and breathe these realities every day. Their experience is authentic and provides valuable context to guide design, implementation, and narratives, but their input is rarely sought. While extraordinary youth every day find their way through the system, we need a system that makes all young people ‘response-able’ as well as responsible. In order to do that young people need adults in order to restore—or perhaps build for the first time—a just system. What they need are co-conspirators.”

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