Student voice has become a popular rallying cry from both the corporate education reformers and the alternative schooling movement. Often, I've been disappointed by a lack of depth and a failure to articulate the nuances of education ideas and policies.
Therefore, when I first started getting to know Nikhil Goyal over at the Cooperative Catalyst, I found his approach to be intelligent, nuanced, passionate and humble. He recently wrote a book One Size Does Not Fit All where he spells out not only the issues in education but some of the solutions we might want to consider. It is not surprising that he has been featured in many media outlets and spoken up in various forums. He embodies the humble, human, confident student voice we are often missing in education reform circles. The following is an interview with Nikhil Goyal: