Tucson students take over, shut down school board meeting (UPDATED)
This video is mind-blowing. Students outraged over the proposed destruction of an ethnic studies program took over the board room, with some chaining themselves to the directors’ seats at the front of the room. While we adults– especially those who are squeamish about direct action and deep issues of race, class, and gender– figure out how we’re going to go about making education reform work, we should keep in mind that the students know exactly what’s up. They know when they’re being discriminated against and deprived, and they will be heard.
ETA: Here’s some coverage of the event over at AlterNet.