By Vanessa Romo, KPCC Pass Fail / http://bit.ly/VM4UQL
Oct 9, 2012 :: About 70 students marched out of Compton High School shortly before lunch Tuesday. They protested recent budget cuts that have led to a failing school system that graduates students who can barely read and write.
Topping their list of demands: hire more teachers and reduce class size. Some students report that the teacher student ratio is 60-to-1.
Patricia Ryan, a retired teacher and a Compton High School graduate who works at the Compton teacher’s union office, said students organized the demonstration on Facebook Monday night.
Compton Unified School District officials declined to comment; they could not disclose whether Superintendent Kaye Burnside plans to meet with students or address their concerns.
Another march from the high school to the district’s office is planned for later Tuesday around 5 p.m.