High School Students Suspended After Demanding ‘An Education’

Detroit Public SchoolsChastity Pratt Dawsey writes in the Detroit Free Press:

About 50 high school students at Frederick Douglass Academy in Detroit were suspended Thursday after walking out of classes to protest a host of issues at the all-boys school.

The concerns included a lack of consistent teachers and the removal of the principal.

The boys, dressed in school blazers, neckties and hoodies, chanted, “We want education!” as they marched outside the school.

Parents organized the walkout because they fear for the school’s future. As recently as last month, students spent weeks passing time in the gym, library or cafeteria due to a lack of teachers, parents said. Worries escalated after district offices moved into part of the building in January, and the school was not listed as an application school for next year…

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9 Comments on "High School Students Suspended After Demanding ‘An Education’"

  1. Sounds like they got one. 

  2. It’s like time spent at school there is time the kids could be learning at their own pace at a public library. That is, if they still have public libraries in Detroit.

  3. not that they’re suspended they’ll be doing the same thing as they were in school, hanging around cause in both cases there’s no teacher XD

  4.  nowadaze we use the internet for what libraries used to be used for

  5. Some of them were wearing hoodies?

  6. the suspension from their indoctination can only be of benefit to them

  7. Dr. Cracka | Apr 3, 2012 at 5:07 pm |

    hoodies….and their black…..shoot them…..lol

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