What's on Your Mind?
Comments From LegiSchool Participants…
"I think LegiSchool
is one of the most powerful tools in California education. I'm completely
wedded to the concept of involving students in government. This is the
real thing. Legislators listen. I think that's a very powerful message
to communicate to students."
--Teacher, New Technology High, Napa
"A million thanks
for providing me with the opportunity to attend the Student Journalism
Summit! It is most definitely one event I will never forget. The direct
contact with the 1998 candidates was an honor -- one that I wish every
student could experience."
-- Student, Whitney High, Cerritos
from underprivileged neighborhoods, the opportunity to travel to Sacramento
and debate current relevant issues was an experience guaranteed to enrich
their lives and encourage them to continue in their post-secondary goals."
-- Social Studies teacher, Los Angeles High
"Thank you for
the opportunity of a lifetime. Going to Sacramento was an eye opener.
To be in a live audience hearing other people's comments and viewpoints,
can never be replaced. I want to strive for the best and achieve nothing
but the best, and I want to thank LegiSchool for having a touching impact
in my life. I will never forget that trip."
-- Student, Senior, Poway High School
"I feel that I
have a lot more power with my 17-year-old voice than I thought! It was
a powerful feeling to get an opinion on my thoughts.
--Student, Davis Senior High, Davis
“It is so important
for students in our demographic area to be able to participate in LegiSchool.
The socioeconomic level of our students makes it difficult for them to
have experiences out of their local environment. Thank you for offering
them this opportunity.”
--Teacher, Rosemead High
and I have found our experiences in Sacramento as guests of the project
to have been one of the highlights of the year. Students have commented
to me that they have a new appreciation for the complexity of our democracy
and a new excitement about the potential of government to change people’s
-- Teacher, Upland High School, Upland
"Thanks for the
chance to be heard as a student and to share my views on education to
help the next generation do better and progress further. I thoroughly
-- Student, Bear Creek High, Stockton
returned from Sacramento with hope and saddened by the adverse reality
affecting their college plans. By directly participating in the Town Hall
Meeting with LegiSchool, our students were given an opportunity to voice
their real concerns and to experience our government in action."
--AVID Coordinator, Poway High
"Thank you for giving me the opportunity to participate in the Student
Journalism Summit. I was so excited to be able to meet various politicians
and ask them what their thoughts are on the topic of Indian gaming. The
tours at the Capitol and Sacramento Bee were just icing on the cake. I
was recently honored by my principal and the Tustin School Board for this
-- Student, Foothill High School, Tustin
"My students were
amazed by the experience. They "bought-in" because other kids
were up at the legislative hearing table speaking directly with the legislators.
It's very feasible that the students, with the kinds of questions they
were asking, could, in fact, modify or impact legislation."
-- Government and U.S. History teacher, San Juan High, Sacramento