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How would a student union for high schoolers be? Fighting for simple things now and the joint control of schools by the non administrative faculty as its ultimate goal.[/Center]
10-08-2012 03:32 PM
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There's an article about it here:
http://www.school-survival.net/kit/student_union.php

... which for some reason has the Author name missing. I need to fix that...

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I've given up on our student Union. It's ruled by teachers and parents. Either the really brainless or really obedient students are taken in anyway. I've been a member, but they never talk about problems in school or things that really matter. The rest of the school doesn't care either. Maybe they would if they actually manage to change things x.x
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RE: student union

(10-08-2012 10:34 PM)SoulRiser Wrote:  There's an article about it here:
http://www.school-survival.net/kit/student_union.php

... which for some reason has the Author name missing. I need to fix that...
Neat article. I remember trying something like this, only to find that only two other people joined.

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