SLED was born out of a need for student representation in the education system. Students are the largest stakeholders in education, but rarely have a platform for their voice to be heard. We wanted to change that.SLED was founded by iSchool Initiative, an organization dedicated to empowering students to have a voice in education. We believe that formal education seems to lose its value when it’s focused on testing and basic memorization. Education is so much more. SLED envisions a system which fosters innovation, lifelong learning, and creativity in the classroom. This transformation is only possible when enough students rise together and demand more from their educational institutions. Most importantly, it will happen as students demand more from themselves as learners. This is why we are here.