Democracy Now: Detroit Students Start “Freedom School” After Being Suspended for Protest


A group of students suspended from a Detroit high school after staging a walkout to protest district policies have started a “freedom school” where they plan to continue learning about civil rights, art and other topics. More than 100 students were suspended from Western International High School after protesting district plans to close a different area school. Students have demanded a voice, saying they lack basic supplies and are receiving a low-quality education. Seventeen-year-old Raychel Gafford said students held the walkout to “draw the line and take a stand for our education.”

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~ by wheresthemic on May 2, 2012.

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