WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Schools across the country opened their doors Wednesday for what they called “walk-ins.” The idea of the “walk-in” is to show solidarity in support of public education.
The Savin Rock Community School in West Haven was one of the schools participating Wednesday. Students, parents, administrators, and teachers all calling for an equitable system of publicly funded schools.
“Public schools accept and welcome everyone,” said Kristen Malloy-Scanlon from the West Haven Federation of Teachers. “There is no lottery or waiting list. We are open to all and we are as diverse as we are available.”
The walk-in events happened in two thousand schools in 87 cities nationwide. The hope is to encourage states and municipalities to fully fund public education.