Michigan students participating in national walk-in to demand quality education
MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Thousands of students across Michigan held a walk in at schools to demand a quality education.
This is part of a nation-wide movement.
At Millwood Middle School the rally is began just before 7:00 a.m.
It's called Reclaim Our Schools.
25 schools in Kalamazoo alone will be taking part. They'll be joining more than 2,000 schools across the country.
A similar effort was held in February. The movement is being spurred by a group called the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools.
They are demanding an equal opportunity for quality education for all kids, no matter where they live or what their economic status is.
The group is also pushing for more community based schools that support kids and families from birth.
They say it's vital for the future.
"Will we prepare our students and our communities to thrive not just today but tomorrow? And together 900 schools across the country, thousands of parents we demand it and we will not stop until we get it," said AROS National Director Keron Blair.
Parents and students are expected to come together and then all walk into the buildings.
The events will also feature city and county leaders, including the mayor, sheriff, state reps and county commissioners.