August 11, 2022

High schoolers in California have been organizing to give 16 and 17 year olds the right to vote in local school board elections, giving students more say in their school districts. Two measures were passed by voters in Oakland and Berkeley in recent years, but the teens who organized to put them on the ballot are still waiting for them to be implemented. What now?


  • Ixchel Arista, Senior, Oakland High School
  • Carolyn Jones, Reporter, EdSource

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