"We are not experimental subjects, we are humans!"

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“And I think its time that you started treating us as such!” So said Xsavier Daniels, student at Lehman High School in the Bronx, one of the thirty of so schools that Mayor Bloomberg and the educrats at Tweed want to close and “turn around,” firing half the staff in the process. The below video was produced by Jaisal Noor of The Real News.

Maryland students protesting school conditions met with attack dogs

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See this interview of Ashley Pinder and Erin James, activist students at Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, Maryland. On March 1, the students planned a walk-out of the school because of class sizes of up to 40 students per class — “We’re not learning” says Erin — unappetizing and non-nutritional school lunches, and the deporting of their Filipino teachers. As Erin puts it, the authorities responded “very immaturely”: the front doors were locked, police came to the school with attack …