Steve Perry, founder of the Capital Prep. Magnet School, discusses the walk-outs organized in Miami schools and explains why he supports civil disobedience by students if it's "for a purpose."
I came up in the 60's. We sent a message that we are not taking this crap anymore. I applaud these kids. They are right to send a message because of them could be next. Oh that's right this has been going on far too long. Thank God that finally somebody got caught. Walk kids, Walk!!!! We were racially segregated and we fought for equal rights, although, we don't see much of it; however, as far as making up a school day, well they would have to do that anyway if the weather is bad. Yeah it's some bad weather in America ...so walk kids, walk.
I think it was a noble gesture for the students of Capital Prep Magnet School in Miami, to walk-out of school to rally/walk/march,for Trayvon Martin. Yet my personal belief opposite of Steve.Perry, founder of the C.P.M.S. I feel the students could have stayed in school,continued their daily curriculum and if applicable, watched CNN on tv monitors,to keep a breast of current issues concerning the Trayvon,case. And pursue a rally after school hours were over. In todays economy and low academic test scores,optimum education is vital to succeed,in a ever evolving higher learning enviroment or job market. Therefore as a slogan in my school days was, "education make it your business. So they should have remained in school,because they will have to make up that lost time,to achieve,their educational destinys!
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