Writing Prompt: Is walking out of school to protest a powerful or pointless exercise? Do students have a right to express their beliefs this way? How much responsibility and control do schools have in this situation? Write a strong persuasive essay, arguing one side of the debate about student protests. Back up your ideas with specific textual details from articles, videos, and research.
- “LA Schools Celebrate Historic Student Walkout by Telling Students Not to Walk Out” (Splinter)
- “L.A. students join the nationwide walkout to push for stricter gun control” (LA Times)
- Standing Strong in Florida (Time for Kids)
- What you should know about the National School Walkout (USA Today)
- East LA Walkouts (PBS)
- Walkout (IMDB)