March has already seen two days of national student action this month. On the 2nd, students at dozens of college campuses from coast to coast staged co-ordinated budget protests. On the 11th, high schoolers in more than twenty states walked out of classes in support of their teachers and in solidarity with demonstrators in Wisconsin.
On Thursday, the last day of March, there may be another — the folks at Defend Public Education, one of the big boosters of the March 2 day of action, are calling for a day of walkouts and strikes on March 31.
I’ll have more on those plans as the week progresses. In the meantime, however, some students and other activists in New York are planning to get a jump on Thursday’s actions by staging a Wisconsin-style state capitol occupation in Albany beginning on Wednesday the 30th.