Friday, March 18, 2011

At my old high school

This morning, 3,400 students from Hamilton High School in Los Angeles (my alma mater) are walking out of school.

This is not a school wide "Ditch Day." We are walking out not to avoid our classrooms, but to save them. To protest the terrible budget cuts our school could face. To protest the 22 pink slips handed out to our beloved teachers, to protest the potential closure of our school library. We are walking out to protest the increase of class sizes by 50% or more. And we will walk out to stop our magnets from facing a 90% loss in funding. LAUSD stands to lose $500 million in funding.

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