Regarding the US Department of Educaiton's investigation, the Seattle Student Senate believes in fair treatment for all of Seattle's students. The Student Senate believes that discipline against students must be taken appropriately and equitably. As students, we are strongly opposed to any form of discrimination in the public education system that puts any group of students in a situation with a lesser educational opportunity.
Regarding the Center School instruction, the Student Senate promotes the substantive exploration of social justice in our classrooms. However, we believe that this must be done in a way that is comfortable for all students. In a diverse society, with members coming from a variety of racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, we believe that students must be exposed to diversity through candid conversation. However, we strongly encourage the district to consider teacher and student input in developing guidelines for social discussion.