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Some California Districts Are Downplaying the National School Walkout as Others Embrace It

By David Washburn, EdSource

Fifty years ago this week, Latino students in Los Angeles shocked their teachers, their principals — and the world — by organizing massive school walkouts to protest their unequal education in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

School authorities were caught unawares. They stood by dumbfounded as high school kids — fed up with the poor conditions of their schools, the indifference of their teachers and the subjugation of their culture — streamed out of classrooms and into the streets of East Los Angeles, their numbers reaching as high as 22,000.

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