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Katy Students Walk Out To Protest Education Cuts—Now They Can Go Home And Ask Their Parents If They Voted For Republican Rick Perry

Students in the Katy Independent School District–located here in the Houston-area–walked out of class Thursday afternoon to protest sharp public education cuts being planned in the Texas Legislature.

From the Houston Chronicle—-

“An estimated 400 students at two Katy ISD high schools walked out of class today to protest teacher layoffs triggered by a state budget shortfall. Students spent about 30 minutes outside the Morton Ranch High School building, a few even attempting a 3-mile march to the Katy ISD administration building. Later this morning, hundreds walked out of classes at the district’s Cinco Ranch High School.”

Good for these young people. It is up to each individual to do the work of freedom and democracy.

Individuals must make the call to work together for a better society.

Let the example these students have set be a lesson to all people that we can always fight for what is right.

Now what these students can do is go home and ask their parents if they voted for Republican Governor Rick Perry, and for the Republican legislators who are enacting these cuts in our state legislature in Austin.

They can ask their parents if they voted at all in 2010.

Election results matter.

And when you vote for Republicans in Texas, what you get are drastic cuts to education funding.

April 15, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. I go to cinco jh, and i saw the whole thing even some of the kids from my school went ou tside, it was actually about 2/3 of the kids during 7th grade lunch.

    Comment by George | April 15, 2011

  2. George–Thanks for the first-hand report. Keep fighting for your future.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | April 15, 2011

  3. Were any of these kids encouraged in this impotent effort by their teachers?

    Comment by Matt Bramanti | April 17, 2011

  4. I would not know. Are you asking so that you can praise any such teachers for instructing kids about our democratic process?

    Comment by Neil Aquino | April 17, 2011


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