It is not enough to simply listen to student voice. Educators have an ethical imperative to do something with students, and that is why meaningful student involvement is vital to school improvement.
And I think that we in America need to understand that many schools need improvement, and particularly with respect to how they're serving minority children.
And I think that's righteous, I think that's what parents want to know. They want to know what's going right in the school, and what needs improvement, and that's what this law does.
School improvement is not a mystery. Incremental, even dramatic improvement is not only possible but probable under the right conditions.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.