[ View the story "Newark students stage walkout for underserved schools" on Storify] Newark students stage walkout for underserved schools #NPSWalkOut2014 focuses on increased education funding.
AJAMStream· Thu, Apr 03 2014 13:35:09 #NPSWalkOut2014
coincided with a state senate budget hearing on education. Besides demanding changes to funding, students are
legislators give control of Newark's schools back to the city (managed by the state for
There Will Be Changenewarkstudentsunion
The walkout began at various Newark schools and ended at the steps of Newark City Hall.
They say CUT BACKS we say FIGHT BACK! #NpsWalkOut2014 @NewarkStudentsKatete Ramos
LETS GO WALK OUT #SAVEOURSCHOOLS #SUPPORT #walkout #students #MARCH #GOVERNMENT #BUDGET #tags #media #news #tagsforlikes #attention #science #highschool #videopenguintechnique_
The students of art high school have walked out #NPSWALKOUT2014 http://t.co/A2QdbjcL1vShay Horse
As the demonstration grew, administrators reportedly tried to stop more students from joining.
STAND UP, FIGHT BACK! Update from the field...East Side High School is threatening to lock students in to prevent us from walking out today! This is a safety hazard and an attempt to silence students and prevent us from exercising our rights! Stay tuned for more...in the meantime, DON'T BE INTIMIDATED BY SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS...THEY CANNOT STOP US!!! #NPSwalkout2014
Administrators at Malcolm X Shabazz high school called police to prevent students from walking out: https://t.co/jSyxDZiPt2 #NPSWALKOUT2014Raven Rakia
Kids from Barringer are afraid to walk out because the cops are outside the school to sop themDayana Arrue
Security cannot touch you or lock the doors. Your first amendment rights allow you to protest civilly. #knowyourrights #npswalkout2014#NPSWALKOUT2014
However, many students still found their way to the rally. The picture below marked a point close to their final destination.
We owning it and where not backing down #NPSWALKOUT2014 http://t.co/cBSNoBtmWVMaia
Students soon reached Newark City Hall and joined forces.
Fight back Newark City Hallaftunion
~300 students that walked out of their classes to protest school closings in Newark #NPSWalkout2014: http://t.co/0z16jDg56H v @Renegade_TiffRaven Rakia
In the following video,
president Kristin Towkaniuk is seen leading the rally:
Today's protest followed a similar one that took place last year. The Stream covered those demonstrations as well.
Newark students walkout over cut backsNew Jersey students protest for education.