Students at an all boys high school walked out of classes to protest a lack of adequate education. The walkout was allegedly orchestrated by the parents of the students. The protest was motivated through the parents’ concern over revolving faculty members and the removal of the principal. The Detroit Free Press reports:
About 50 high school students at Frederick Douglass Academy in Detroit walked out of classes today to protest a lack of consistent teachers, the removal of the principal and a host of other administrative problems at the all-boys school.
The students were chanting “We want education!”
Parents organized the walkout because they fear for the school’s future. This year, as recently as last month, students spent weeks passing time in the gym due to a lack of teachers, parents said.
Worries escalated after district offices moved into part of the building in January and the school was not listed as an application school for next year’s directory. In addition, the school’s founding principal, Sean Vann, was reassigned on Wednesday after a three-month sick leave.
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