CODEPINK’s L.A. HQ is very close to Venice High School. So last week, some of the girls walked over to donate umbrellas to protesting students. And it seems that the students are actually being encouraged to protest during certain periods of the day. The teachers are supervising students who wish to protest outside, along Venice Boulevard, during lunch, and, I believe, civics and health periods.
I’m wondering if there are any schools out there that are helping students to protest instead of trying to stop them? In the wake of the horror stories about schools terrorizing their students, are there any tales of supportive teachers and administrative figures who have decided to help rather than hinder those students who want to take part in the civil rights issues at stake here?