Recap: May 4 National Walk-Ins

May 4 Walk-Ins

Thanks for joining the national walk-ins on May 4!

We want to offer a huge congratulations to all the parents, students and teachers across the county who participated in the May 4 national walk-ins!

At least 76 cities joined in for this round of walk-ins, more than doubling the number of participating cities from our February event! This movement is growing, and we are excited and honored to be working alongside all of you to fight for the schools all our children deserve.

Below, check out a recap video of the event as well as some of the media stories these walk-ins generated. We also collected some of our favorite pictures from the event, which you can view in the gallery below or in our Facebook album. Thank you to everyone who emailed us pictures or shared them on social media with #ReclaimOurSchools.

Recap Video

Media coverage

EducationVotes: On May 4 tens of thousands will rally across America for public schools
Mother Jones: Kids to Admins: Charter Schools have Got to Go 
Common Dreams: 
Students take lead to reclaim US public education from corporate assault
AFT News: May walk-ins sweep the nation 

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: 
Speaker advises fight for school
THV 11: Stand Up for Little Rock rallies for students LRSD Supports still protesting to send message
THV 11: Community works to reclaim LRSD schools

LA School Report: UTLA-led rally at Castelar Elementary puts charters in the crosshairs

News 8 (West Haven): Connecticut schools participate in “walk-in” day

Chicago Tribune: New Lenox teachers stage ‘walk-in’ protest

WDRB: Will they walk? JCTA president addresses strike
WDRB: Thousands expected to ‘walk-in’ at JCPS schools next week
Courier-Journal: Union encourages JCPS teachers, others to walk-in
WHAS 11: JCPS teacher walk-ins set for Monday
WHAS 11: Walk-ins held at multiple JCPS schools to show solidarity
WDRB: Unions unite to battle JCPS recommendations to freeze salaries, loosen codes of conduct 
Courier Journal: Walk-ins planned at dozens of JCPS schools
WFPL: What’s driving teachers’ protests of JCPS in Louisville this week?
WLKY: Teachers protest potential wage freeze at several JCPS schools
Courier-Journal: 200 PRP students walk out Wednesday
Courier-Journal: JCPS teachers at Semple hold walk-in
Courier-Journal: JCPS teacher ‘walk-ins’ protest pay freeze
WHAS 11: Walk-ins held at dozens of JCPS schools
WHAS 11: JCPS superintendent reacts to protest across district
WDRB: JCPS administrator: community should be ‘outraged’ about high salaries
WHAS 11: JCPS staff, parents hold series of walk-ins
WAVE3 News: JCPS week of teacher walk-ins starts
WAVE3 News: JCPS teachers ask parents to show solidarity
WAVE3 News: Parents show support for JCPS teachers amid salary, conduct controversy
WAVE3 News: JCPS teachers asking parents, students to wear red on Monday
WAVE3 News: Walk-ins planned at Jefferson County schools 
WDRB: JCPS Schools hold walk-ins to protest salary freeze, codes of conduct
Courier-Journal: JCPS ‘walk-ins’ protest pay freeze
WHAS 11: 4th day of JCPS walk-ins
WHAS 11: Walk-ins continue at Greathouse-Shylock Elementary School

WDRB: Walk-ins continue at 60 JCPS schools on Wednesday
WDRB: 200 students walk out of PRP high school in support of teachers
WHAS 11: Final JCPS walk-in before board meeting
WAVE3 News: JCPS teachers plan another walk-in

The Advocate (East Baton Rouge):
School officials discuss ways to restore prominence to Istrouna High

Massachusetts Students from more than 40 Boston Public Schools will hold a walk-In Wednesday
CBS Boston: Walk-ins held at Boston schools to protest budget cuts, charter school impacts
Boston Globe: All levels of BPS community protest budget cuts
MyFOX Boston: BPS Protest: students, parents, teachers protest outside Boston schools (Lynn): Lynn Teachers Rally on Testing, Charter Cap
The Herald News: Durfee walk-in to coincide with day of school finance meeting
Wickedlocal: Framingham teachers use ‘walk-in’ to draw attention to budget worries

New Mexico
Albuquerque Journal: Teacher unions protest special education funding policies

News Channel 4/KFOR (Moore): Parents, students hold ‘walk-in’ rallies to support public education

The Mercury News (Pottstown): VIDEO: More than 100 ‘walk-in’ for fair funding at Pottstown High School
Reading Eagle: State funding prompts ‘walk-in’ at Pottstown High School

Photo gallery
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