Be Quick to Listen: The Importance of Student Voice and What Students Have to Say in Illinois

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Are you familiar with the saying, “be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger”? So, as education leaders, who should we be listening to right now? Whose perspective and voice will help clarify the real challenges facing our schools today and identify potential solutions? The Region 9 Comprehensive Center believes that we should start by listening to a group that represents the largest set of stakeholders in the education system, but too often is the most overlooked – students!