Education Not Arms! School Board Meeting and Protest Feb 12, 2008

author: 
Nicole

On February 12, a mixed group of students, parents, educators, and community members protested the existence of rifle ranges in San Diego schools, as well as the practice of tracking of lower-income students into JROTC programs, often done without the informed consent of students or their parents. The protesters attended the beginning of the school board meeting, and four participants addressed the school board during the time reserved for public comment. It remains to be seen whether the school board will make the issue an agenda item for a future board meeting, which would be the first administrative step necessary for addressing the problems. When the public comment time ended, the board members moved on to their agenda items while the protesters walked out and held a demonstration outside the building.

Video: protest, four speakers requesting that consideration of the shooting range be placed on the school board agenda, interview with corporate media (Espanol): 12 min, 26 sec; 46 mbytes









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educationnotarmsprotest021208.mp4 || protest, four speakers requesting that consideration of the shooting range be placed on the school board agenda, interview with