2013 K-12 Student Protests

Featured below are students at the K-12 level who have protested against issues regarding their education in 2013. Issues vary from boycotting standardized testing, budget cuts, mass school closings–just to name a few! We expect the list to grow as the struggle continues. If you know about a protest that is not featured, please contact us at SUPEcontact@gmail.com so we can add it to the list! Solidarity!

 

Brief Overview

  • Number of Protests: 30
  • States on list: 13
  • Reasons for protesting: Budget Cuts (9), School Closings (8), High-Stakes Testing (5),  Layoffs (5), Other (3)

 

CALIFORNIA

March 7: Students protest teacher layoffs

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May 20: Students protest to save school newspaper, protest cuts

 

 

COLORADO

Denver

March 14: Students walk out of class to protest TCAP tests

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May 10: Denver Students will Walk-Out

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FLORIDA

Anna Maria Island

May 27: Students join parents and teachers to protest budget cuts

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ILLINOIS

Chicago

 

March 5: Students Boycott the NAEP to Demand Safety

 

March 25: Students March on City Hall, Call School Closings ‘Racist,’ Dangerous image640x480

 

 

April 24: Chicago students boycott standardized test & mass school closings Screenshot_1

 

 

May 3: Students Sit-In & Protest School Closings at Williams Elementary School PROTEST POST

 

 

May 3: Lincoln Park High School Students Walk Out to Protest Teacher Firings 485418_443022605787453_2055695527_n

May 15: Students stage die-in in protest of school closings

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May 20: Peabody Elementary School protest their school’s closing

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May 20: Hundreds of Chicago students boycott in protest of school closings

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Davenport

May 24: Students & Parents Protest Against School Boundaries Changes

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IOWA

January 26: Students protest teacher layoffs

NEW JERSEY

Newark April 9: Newark high school students walk out of class to protest budget cuts 559619_432025003553880_1153015775_n

 

May 22: Students, Teachers, Parents protest Newark School Closing 217364_373203686118482_1947693452_n

 

 

 

MASSACHUSETTS

PALMER

May 24: Students Crowd School Committee Meeting to Protest Possible Cuts

OHIO

May 16: Students protest layoff of administrator

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OREGON

Portland

February 6: Portland Public Schools students kick off campaign against state standardized tests

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April 18: Cleveland High School students protest standardized testing Screenshot_2

 

 

May 3: Parkrose Students Walkout to Protest Cuts

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PENNSYLVANIA

Allentown

May 6 – Students as young as 8 Protest Governor Corbett’s Edu Budget Cuts tumblr_mmei4eP7a21qmb82fo1_500      

 

 

Philadelphia

 

January 15 – Students organize “Apocalypse Protest” in response to school closings 71585_391466604276387_1248353080_n

 

 

May 18: Philly Students Walkout, Teachers Protest Severe Budget Cuts

 

 

Schuylkill Haven

April 17 – Students protest possible budget cuts Screenshot_3

RHODE ISLAND

Providence

February 13 – Students staged a “Zombie Protest” to bring attention to the possible impact of RI’s new high-stakes testing

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TEXAS

May 17: Madison HS Students Protest Teacher & Principal Evaluation Rules nmc_18madisonwalkout

 

 

WASHINGTON

Seattle

May 15: Students protest teacher layoffs

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WISCONSIN

Milwaukee

April 20: Students demand an increase in funding to public schools, a stop the expansion of the voucher program, and in-state tuition access for undocumented students

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