After weeks of protests against a culture of racism on the University of Missouri campus, and a week-long hunger strike by student Jonathan Butler, the school’s president, Tim Wolfe, resigned two days after the football team joined the protests by going on strike. Mizzou students are not alone, as students at universities across North America are calling for an end to campus racism.
This summer, at the Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women (UAI) in Brooklyn, teen girls full of ideas and action participated in Occupy Summer School, a three-week course on how to stage an effective protest.
IndyKids reporter Soledad Aguilar-Colón interviews a student spokesperson for Caravana 43, an international group of protestors seeking justice for the 43 Ayotzinapa students who went missing in Mexico on September 26, 2014.
Starting in September 2014, proposed changes to how Hong Kong votes for its leaders have led to large peaceful protests in the streets, many run by young students.
Eight of NYC’s nine specialized high schools use only a single score from one exam to determine admissions. The NAACP and other organizations filed a federal complaint, stating that this policy denies admission to students of color at high rates.
In January of 2013, teachers and students in Seattle, WA boycotted the mandatory Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), a major standardized test.
Since May, students in Chile have been protesting to make university education available to more students.
Students and workers across Europe are protesting large cuts to spending on education, as well as decreases in pensions and salaries.
A school district in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is in trouble for spying on students.
Four immigrant Latino college students walk from Miami to Washington D.C. to call attention to the struggles undocumented immigrants face.