Students from and Woodside High School are planning to leave school during their lunch hour today for a student strike against the 1 percent.
They will convene at for a picnic and afternoon of speaking out, information sharing and free education. Occupy Redwood City will be on hand to assist them with literature and statistics.
“It’s really important that they start being politically active,” said James Lee of Occupy Redwood City. “[These students] are 18 or going to be 18, so they’re the next generation of voters.”
He added that these high schoolers are the most worried about their future because of college tuition increases and judging whether or not college is worth the potential debt.
Two former high school students approached Occupy Redwood City a month ago at to ask for their help in planning a protest.
Occupy Redwood City will be providing information about education costs as well as state budget cuts in all areas.
But he stated, “What the students want to do, it’s their thing. We’re just there to help.”
will also be at the picnic to share information about Cargill’s proposed development for the 1,436 acre Saltworks land.