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“It hurts. It hurts bad that they have the audacity to cut my legs out from under me and cut this program, the industrial arts program, which is the base for the STEM program.”
The Wilkes-Barre Area School District's director of curriculum did come out during the protest, but only to tell students to get to class or they will receive an unexcused absence.
“Since day one, I have been fighting for historic investments in education at all levels, including K through 12 basic education, to restore the devastating cuts that forced educator layoffs, increased class sizes, program cuts, and soaring property taxes. I have also been pushing for a fair funding formula to end Pennsylvania’s inequitable distribution of education dollars, one of the most inequitable in the country.
Student activists at Oberlin College are saying how frustrated they are that the school is making it so tough for them to be on campus — and that it’s so unfair that the school won’t heed their demands for how to make it easier on them. Now, in case you forgot, Oberlin made headlines in December when student activists started demanding $8.20 per hour for protesting. That was pretty ridiculous in itself, but interviews with student activists in a New Yorker piece written by Nathan Heller suggest that that demand was really just the tip of the ridiculousness iceberg. For example, a self-identified “Afro-Latinx” student named Megan Bautista said she was upset that the school is refusing to erase any grades below Cs: Oberlin had modified its grading standards to accommodate activism around the Vietnam War and the Kent State shootings, and Bautista had hoped for something similar. More than thirteen hundred students signed a petition calling for the college to eliminate any grade lower than a C for the semester, but to no avail. “Students felt really unsupported in their endeavors to engage with the world outside Oberlin,” she told me.
originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: seeker1963
I'm starting classes in the fall and I'm going to have to work 40 hours a week and take 12 credit hours at the same time not looking forward too it.
originally posted by: Kali74
What public schools have gender studies?
originally posted by: seeker1963
Good for you! That is how I did it. Paid my loan back as well. Wasn't easy, but I never claimed victim status either.
I see you trying to understand things, and asking why.
You will be a much better person for how you are approaching your education, versus these students I see belly aching about being oppressed!