Visa Blog : Students Need Your Help!: “Tens of thousands of high school students have participated in school walk-outs to draw attention to comprehensive immigration reform. Their successes are well documented in national and local media. Sadly, many students are facing disciplinary and criminal action as a result of walking out of school. These students are in need of legal counsel and all participants need to know their rights. You can help!”
The difference between rethoric (“We want our kids to have values”) and practice (“When they stand up for themselves we punish them and trivialize their intent.”) is really amazing. In a way, we’re living in Big Brothers’ 1984. Especially in the US, these days, or perhaps it’s just more apparent there.