The prospect of giant classes and fewer teachers has LA highschoolers up in arms—so in protest of proposed school budget cuts and teacher layoffs, hundreds of them have been skipping out on class. The most recent protest took place yesterday outside the Santee Education Complex near downtown LA.
California isn’t the only state battling an education budget crisis—Washington, Minnesota, and Ohio are all planning to lay off teachers as well.
How are students across the country reacting to the cuts? We want to know—and in fact, MoJo, Campus Progress, and WireTap would like to hear about all feats of student activism (the more creatieve the better) from the past school year in time for the Hellraisers, our first annual student activism awards.
Here’s how it works: You tell us about your favorite activism antics. Selected nominees will be featured in the September/October 2009 issue of Mother Jones.
Anyone can nominate any current student activists (and we’re not just talking college here! High schoolers, grad students, kindergartners—all okay).
Nominating is quick and easy. Do it here.