DENVER (CBS4/AP) — Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority, providing a show of civil disobedience that the new standards would aim to downplay.
The youth protest in the state’s second-largest school district follows a sick-out from teachers that shut down two high schools in the politically and economically diverse area that has become a key political battleground.
Students from several Jefferson County schools walked out of class Tuesday morning in the second straight day of protests. Approximately 500 students walked out at Arvada West High School and 400 at Arvada High School.
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