Tukwila Teachers and Students Defend Right to Walkout

On November 16th, over 500 students in Washington State walked out to protest the war in Iraq and the presence of military recruiters in public schools. 150 students at Foster High School, in Tukwila, Washington walked out, saying "Money for Schools, Not War."

In reaction the Tukwila School District has done the following:
Suspended one Social Studies teacher, Brett Rogers, who supported his students in a student generated democratic movement
Threatened administrative action against five other teachers
Threatened to discipline students for exercising their First Amendment Right to free speech
Listen to the report I produced for Free Speech Radio News and One World Report (KBCS 91.3 FM)

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