Apr 02, 2010 Filed in: Song, David
David Song, The Orange County Register "The reason we chose (to protest during class time) is because people don't take students seriously if we're just out there in the streets picketing," said rally organizer David Song, 16, an Aliso Niguel High junior and founder of the CUSD Student Association for Teachers advocacy group. "But when students are making sacrifices in their own education, people listen. You must use civil disobedience sometimes to get your message across." State law prohibits students from exercising free speech at school if it leads to "the violation of lawful school regulations, or the substantial disruption of the orderly operation of the school," according to state Education Code Section 48907.
Apr 02, 2010 Filed in: Salter, Charles
Charles Salter , The Orange County Register The 400 or so Aliso Niguel High students who walked out of class Friday morning to protest the 10.1 percent pay cut imposed on Capistrano Unified teachers could be facing detention, according to school officials. "There will be consequences for their actions," Principal Charles Salter wrote in an e-mail to parents just after 10 a.m. Friday. "That is a lesson that must be learned. As I shared with one parent, even Martin Luther King Jr. and Ghandi served the consequences for their civil disobedience."
Salter is the Principal of Aliso Niguel High School in Aliso Viejo.