D.C. Students Plan Walkout to Protest Closures

The Washington Post writes:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some students at D.C.’s public schools are planning a walkout next week to protest the planned closure of 23 schools.

Fliers being circulated citywide call for a walkout on Friday, May 23, with students urged to descend on Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee’s office.

This marks the second walkout organized in response to the planned school closures. Howard University students are helping to organize the protest.

Fliers advertising the walkout say the better approach to reform is to fix neighborhood schools, rather than close them.

The city says it plans to close the schools due to declining enrollment. The closings also will save money.

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