In Boston, thousands of students, grades 6 – 12 walked out of class and protested to save their community based, democratic public schools and keep the public school teachers they trust and respect. I think if you read this story, you will end up cheering like I did all by myself in my home office. These students show us what it really means to be an American and exercise their 1st Amendment rights.
Who do you think is really powerful? I will tell you: students and parents. When either group gets organized, they have real power. Consider the parents who opted out in New York: they made Governor Cuomo beat a fast retreat. No one knows how to stop them. No one can stop them.
And now there are the high school students in Boston. They organized a protest against massive budget cuts. They planned meticulously. And thousands of students walked out, ready with signs of protest. The students are fighting for what they need and deserve: a well-resourced education. This should be their right. They should have to fight for it. But they are fighting, and their voices are powerful.
Hours before more than 3,500 of their peers would march out of their classrooms toward Boston Common, a small group of high schoolers was glued to a group chat on their phones…
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