Like a COVID petri dish”: Boston, Chicago students stage walkouts over school safety concerns

Like a COVID petri dish”: Boston, Chicago students stage walkouts over school safety concerns
Students in Boston and Chicago will stage COVID walkouts on Friday, following similar protests in New York City, Seattle, Milwaukee and elsewhere.

Students don't want to learn in a 'COVID petri dish.' They're walking out to prove their point.

Updated 6:39 am EST Jan. 14, 2022

As teachers unions and schools battle over in-person and remote learning, students nationwide are demanding a seat at the table. Many are staging walkouts this week.

“We are the ones who have been in this environment every day. It's our bodies that we're putting at risk," said Kayla Quinlan, a 16-year-old student activist at Boston Day and Evening Academy. “Students should have a say in what their learning environment looks like, but our voices are always left out."

Read in USA TODAY: https://apple.news/AISBRR7jGQuGk_W64vd6R5g

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