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'Tired of the inaction': Teens behind COVID-19 walkouts in Colorado, Texas want schools to do more10:40
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Eliana Smith and Haven Coleman. (Courtesy)
Eliana Smith and Haven Coleman. (Courtesy)

High school students across the country are concerned about COVID-19 safety and demanding more protections from their districts.

Here & Now's Tonya Mosley speaks with two teenagers from Colorado and Texas, Haven Coleman and Eliana Smith, who were inspired by students in Oakland to organize. They see teachers leaving the profession and say the current system is unsustainable.

Find the petition for Denver Public schools here and Round Rock Independent School District here.

A student walkout at Westwood High School in Texas. (Courtesy. of Aliana Smith)
A student walkout at Westwood High School in Texas. (Courtesy. of Aliana Smith)

This segment aired on January 21, 2022.

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