Friday, February 28

A hooded student guards his high school after student protesters took over the campus during a march on Aug. 28. The hooded protesters, known as encapuchados, stacked chairs from their classrooms against the school’s front gates. To enter a campus and break up a takeover, police need a warrant, which can take up to two weeks to secure.
A hooded student guards his high school after student protesters took over the campus during a march on Aug. 28. The hooded protesters, known as encapuchados, stacked chairs from their classrooms against the school’s front gates. To enter a campus and break up a takeover, police need a warrant, which can take up to two weeks to secure.

Suzy Strutner: Tiny hands put protests in larger perspective

I went to Chile with a purpose: to understand why the students there protest their education system. Before leaving, I spent months interviewing professors in offices and sitting at long tables with government researchers and making calls on Skype from my bedroom in Westwood to high school administrators in Santiago. Read more...








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