Boise students plan walkout to protest Betsy Devos, cutting class could cost students

BOISE, Idaho – Some high school students are planning to walk out of class tomorrow and hold a rally against the new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. The teens argue DeVos is unqualified to be in charge of their public education, But Boise School District administrators say ditching class could cost students.

“We are expecting a huge turnout from Boise High because they are so close,” said Colette Raptosh, a student at Capitol High School.

The 16-year- old was not old enough to vote this election but that hasn’t stopped her from making her voice heard. She helped plan the Boise Women’s March the day after President Trump’s Inauguration. Now Raptosh is organizing a rally against the Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Based on social media, she’s expecting 600 people, mostly students, to show up at the Statehouse at 10-am on Thursday, But not before they walk out of class.

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