The Los Angeles High School Walkouts

Facing overcrowded classrooms, unfair treatment from racist teachers, and discipline for things like speaking Spanish in the hallways, students at four different Los Angeles high schools staged a series of walkouts in 1968 over a two week period. During that time over 10,000 mostly Mexican American students protested and demanded better conditions in their classrooms and support from the school district. The demands for smaller classes and better treatment were eventually met and inspired a generation of Californians of the power that students have in their own hands.

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Jessica Rodriguez

Besides putting pen to paper for ‘LLERO Jessica is a co-founder. She is a seasoned writer, editor and journalist who has successfully peddled her words across media platforms from Urban Latino, Latina and Cosmo Latina, since picking up her professional pen in 1999.

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