Friday, May 20, 2016

Garfield Students: Pushing Forward on Issues

From the Facebook page of Racial Justice in Seattle Schools (I am happy to print any response from the current officers or Garfield parents who may know more - sss.westbrook@gmail.com.)


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm so tired of the Garfield malcontents.

Boo Hoo

Jan said...

An articulate letter from what sounds like a collective group of caring, committed kids. I would love to know more of the back story, but in the meantime, am happy to give them the benefit of the doubt. Good for them! I can't vouch for what I don't know, but I DO know that virtually every group in history that has dared to speak truth to power has been labelled "malcontents."

And I have never been tired of any group of Seattle Public school students trying to advocate for a better world. I feel sorry for those who do. Maybe the kids are right, maybe not. But they are nearly always engaging, compelling people.

Anonymous said...

Melissa, can you share how you came by this story? Did someone send you a link to the page, a screenshot of a private page, or...? I DO know one of the youth in this group, but not the back story. I've reached out to her and sent her the link to this blog in the event she or one of the others involved would like to comment. I can't speak for all of them, but this one girl IS a caring, dedicated, studious kid who is active in both school and church in very positive ways.

Longtime Reader

Melissa Westbrook said...

As I said at the top, this is from a Facebook page.

Anonymous said...

I saw that, Melissa, but how did you come across the page? I was wondering how it came up just now, given that the date on the letter is from March. Do you just do FB searches for pages related to anything in Seattle schools, were you already following this page, etc.? In any case, hopefully someone from that group will come on here and fill us in.

Longtime Reader

GarfieldMom said...

Yeah, I am curious about the timing. I know three of these students. They are awesome. Their concerns have not been adequately addressed, and they have started a separate group.

Melissa Westbrook said...

I believe I may have seen via the Soup for Teachers Facebook page. I did not search it out and I was not following that group's page.