Speaking out: Way-Co students protest staffing cuts

I received a call from a student participating in a sit-in at a local school, protesting the budget cuts and forced layoffs in their school district. I arrived shortly before the group disbanded. I was the only media official to cover the protest.

An estimated 175 students found their way to the field house at Wayland-Cohocton Central School Friday morning in a sit-in organized by several high school seniors. For the duration of two periods, protesters sent a message to local and state school officials.
An estimated 175 students found their way to the field house at Wayland-Cohocton Central School Friday morning in a sit-in organized by several high school seniors. For the duration of two periods, protesters sent a message to local and state school officials.
By Les Bowen for Genesee Country Express   |   April 21, 2011   |   Original source

[C]lose to 200 high school students gathered at the Wayland-Cohocton field house at 8 a.m. Friday to send a message to local and state education officials.

Senior Eric Martell and a handful of his peers organized the sit-in to specifically protest the elimination of two positions in the high school and more broadly the cuts in education funding across the state. Continue reading Speaking out: Way-Co students protest staffing cuts