Student protests across the nation are indicators of the rising youth discontent within American public schools and they demand our attention. We as parents, teachers, and community members should support students in their need for more civic engagement in public education standards.
I hope that all these protestas and marchas will help us to be a better country, a country more equal and with more social justice, a country where no poor kid will be left behind. Maybe from the developing world we may redefine -or even improve- the concept of development.
Chilean students are experimenting with new forms of protest, such as marathon runs around congress, kiss-ins, and a 3,000-student performance of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" to imply that the education system in Chile has become a zombie.