Why I’m supporting my LA middle school students in walking out of class for a cause they believe in
In 1968, thousands of high school students in East Los Angeles walked out of classes to demand an equal and culturally relevant education. At the time, graduation rates for Mexican-American youth were abysmally low and corporal punishment was used to discipline them for speaking Spanish. These walkouts, the largest demonstrations by youth in the city’s history, came...
By Pablo DePaz | March 13, 2018