Dozens of D.C. high school students and parents today protested against the city’s plan to close 23 schools.
The group held signs reading “Stop the Closings, Education is a Right,” and chanted “Save our schools!” outside Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee’s office on North Capitol Street on Friday.
About 50 students from Dunbar Senior High School marched down the median of the street with signs, as passing motorists honked their horns in a show of support. The students participated in a walkout, even though their school is not scheduled to close.
The city plans to close 23 schools in the fall due to declining enrollment.