Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Good for you, kids - show more cents

Some kids were upset that the school had cut lunch from one hour to thirty minutes. Their response?

Pay with pennies. By doing so, that forced the lunch staff to count the pennies, slowing things down even further.

The school then turned around and ordered disciplinary actions against 29 of the students for "disrespecting the staff" or some such nonsense. Enough public pressure was put on the school to make them pull back - and it's looking like the school might get their lunch hour back (at least, according to something I heard on NPR).

But good solution - no violence, no marching and disrupting classes. Just a simple, powerful way that shows that the students have some power as well. Good for them.

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