Here's a great example of students taking matters into their own hands, and bypassing "authorized" methods of student participation (student government/council).
Scotland School for Veterans Children has made several changes for the new school year, the result of a student protest held at the end of last school year.
In late May several teenage students gathered by a clock on the lawn around the student cottages to petition for changes to certain school rules, policies, curriculum, campus conditions and dress code concerns.
The dress code was also an important issue for students, who wanted more variety in their school uniforms. The new red polo shirt was a popular addition to student wardrobes, he said, and the boys got longer shorts to reflect a more modern style.
The administration was quick to emphasize to students the importance of the student counc...