Look, the council doesn't even exist yet, people. It makes absolutely no sense to be bashing it before its even been established. The thing is, many of you ["you" meaning HSD'ers in general] have been complaining about supposedly "authoritarian" NCFCA policies for years, yet clearly some of you would rather just sit and mope than see actual change. The day the NCFCA actually puts into place a system designed to increase transparency and provide a route for student input, your first response is to assume it will be useless.
67% percent of respondents on the "The Time Has Come: Much Needed Reform" poll said that they believe NCFCA should make "specific reforms." People gave reasons like these:
The board doesn't respond to student input.
And how can we talk about United States elections, when we have no representation in the organization we must be submissive of?
And suggested fixes like these:
I do not think that the students should have the final say in the decisions that are made, but I think that students should still be more involved than they are right now. The students are the ones that are ultimately affected by every decision made in the league, so I don't see any problem with letting the students having more of a voice in decision-making.
the voice of the students must be heard and heeded by NCFCA administration.
I understand if you feel that the NCFCA leadership should work differently. You're certainly entitled to your opinion. But there is absolutely no logical reason for you to be attacking the league's attempt to do the very things you people have been asking the league to do for years.
TL;DR: In general, I think the wise thing would be to wait until the council actually exists and has been operating for a while before making any specific judgments about its functionality. It could very well help with the issues some people have had in the past.
Ben Vincent, R II
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