We traveled to Ottawa, Ohio where we learned Pandora-Gilboa high school student Allison Flickinger had just become a non-voting member of the school board. In a newspaper interview, Allison said: “It’s good to have a student voice, instead of only adults who do’t actually attend our school.” Good point. I told the Putnam County Sentinel newspaper that this only made sense, common sense. And as we traveled, we’d share Allison’s story with the hopes of opening the minds of other school boards to this possibility… This evening we attended a Bible Study at a Christian church in Arlington, Ohio. The man who gave the Bible lesson this evening, said he used to attend a church that had an “Accountability Group.” That is, group members would pair up, set goals (more time with family, more time helping the poor…), then meet once a week to “account” for what they’d done to work toward those goals during the week.