Students demand action from school board: How will you protect us?

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A group of students and graduates want the Salem-Keizer School Board to do more to protect and help immigrant students in Salem-Keizer Public Schools.

“You guys get mad when we decide to march, to sit-in, to speak up for ourselves and others, but when we die, you guys become silent,” one graduate told the board.

“And when approached about the topic, all you seem to say is ‘that’s sad’ and ‘I’m sorry,’ as if your ‘sorry’ really does or means something.”

Read the full story here.

Published by Natalie Pate

Natalie Pate is a freelance journalist and author based in Salem, Oregon. She wrote about education for more than seven years at the Statesman Journal and now covers education and other topics throughout the Pacific Northwest. She is originally from Colorado and earned her B.A. in Politics and French from Willamette University.

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