Garfield High School US History teacher Jesse Hagopian went on Keith Olbermann’s Current TV show to talk about Wednesday’s student walkout.
“It was one of the most amazing things and probably, I should say, my proudest day ever to see students who are inspired by the action that teachers took,” said Hagopian on the show. “And they took it upon themselves to organize. They created a flier, a leaflet and made bullet points about how the budget crunch has affected them.
“I think what you saw at Garfield High School today with students walking out is part of a worldwide protest.”
Hundreds of students left the school around 12:30 p.m. and marched downtown to City Hall, where they met with the mayor and held a rally. Students carried signs reading “Fund Our Future,” and participants distributed leaflets among themselves to help keep the protest on message.