Call me crazy but I really appreciate that back when Twilight was a main character in early FIM, she was only ever Squidward in one episode. In every other episode, she had fun in this town. She loved this town's crazy antics, and never grumbled about loud fillies on her lawn interrupting her reading time. Even in Winter Wrap Up, instead of calling Ponyville's traditions stupid and inferior to Canterlot's, she was ready to go a day without magic, even when nopony was around but herself and Spike and she was struggling to put on her cold weather gear.>>187083
If the writers knew what they were doing, they'd make Twilight's School shit on purpose, and work with that.
Twilight thinks she knows better than Celestia now. Twilight thinks she is a "real princess" now who can force friendship, and she thinks she HAS to do this so she can impress Celestia and prove she's worthy of these wings.
Twilight would try and force the diversity six to become friends, but there'd be more than six diverse kids and friend groups of different sizes would naturally form on their own, no matter what paired assignments/study topics Twilight gave the students she pairs together.
Tons of shipping jokes can be made there.
And at the end of the season, when her chosen pairs don't work out but the pairs that form naturally and organically in her school do, and those groups of characters save the day where Twilight and co couldn't, she learns her lesson and is proud of her students. She keeps the school going, but decides to let friendships form organically at the place from them on, while teaching other stuff like magic/science/whatever.
Also, Glimmer would be a student, not the student counsellor. Jokes are made about this old mare sitting between two foreign kids at a school.
Unless the writers wanted to make jokes about what an awful student counsellor an inherently evil and selfish egotistical murderer with no respect for the basic rights of others and no concept of equivalent response would be, like Doctor Doofenshmirtz serving as a guidance counsellor for kids. Of course, if the writers did this, they would have to let Glimmer be wrong in-universe. Which means when she tells Twilight to ignore the checks and balances on power and violate the school guiPost too long. Click here to view the full text.