BFS Students Stage a Walkout in Solidarity with WisconsinPosted: March 12, 2011
The current events class has spent the last few weeks discussing the revolutions around the world and the controversy surrounding the legislation in Wisconsin. As the bill passed on Thursday morning, a call for a national walk-out of high-school aged students at 2 pm on Friday (3/11) went viral. Discussion and planning began at 11 am, with a number of upper school students discussing the event, their personal responses, and what the walk-out could be. A mandatory all-school meeting was called at 2, where teachers, interns, and high school students all discussed what they knew about the issue and what the school wanted to do. A vote was cast for the high school students who wanted to participate could leave school, and any student wishing to support them could also join. The school took the streets, about 20 or 30 strong, and marched around the block, chanting “BFS loves Wisconson” and “Students rights are worker rights.” There was energy in the air: everyone felt excited and motivated by a cause our school could identify with, and let Brooklyn know it. —Seth!