CMA’s Student PLUG is making major moves to fight for student rights.
This group of 11 students targets problems within the school and takes questions and concerns to Detroit Public Schools Community District superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti to discuss and evaluate ways to improve schooling for all students.
The first major action taken by the Student Plug was their count day protest for shorter school days.
As students complained about their long screen time hours taking a toll on their mental health, the Student Plug took it among themselves to hold a school wide protest to cut all screens off for the day at exactly 12:40 p.m. to emphasize the seriousness of students needing less hours in front of the computer screen.
Senior Desmond Bryson the Plug’s main goal is “to show the students of CMA that their opinions matter and voices can be heard."
Senior Jayvonne Simmons said, “I plan on changing some unnecessary policies."
So far the Plug has changed uniform and detention policies at the start of the school year.