Students in at least twenty states staged walkouts on Friday, supporting teachers (and teachers’ unions) in Wisconsin and throughout the country. The actions garnered a lot of attention at the grass roots — my blogpost on the walkouts is already this site’s eleventh most-read of all time — but virtually none in the national media.
Local media outlets, however, have been covering the story, and though most of the walkouts didn’t get any ink, quite a few have. Here are reports from news outlets and local bloggers on some three dozen walkouts in ten states, with more to come
- New Hampshire high schooler suspended for ten-minute walkout. (More here.)
- Sixty walk out in Amherst, Massachusetts.
- One hundred and fifty walk out and rally in Portland, Oregon.
- Students from two local high schools join rally at University of Illinois.
- Wisconsin students walk out in Beaver Dam, Stevens Point, Superior, Sheboygan, Eau Claire,
- Six hundred walk out in York, Illinois.
- High schoolers walk out in Teaneck, New Jersey.
- Roving walkout attracts students from three schools in Ithaca, New York.
- Two hundred walk out in Eugene, Oregon.
- Wooster, Ohio high school walkout targets local anti-union law.
- Hundreds walk out in Mankato, Minnesota.
- Charter school students walk out in Greenfield, Massachusetts.
- Most Idahoans staged their walkouts Thursday — students in at least eight communities participated.
- Some two hundred students walked out of a high school in Post Falls, Idaho on Friday.
- Photos and writeup on a walkout at the Brooklyn Free School, New York, NY.
If you’ve got more links, share them in comments and I’ll add them to the post.