East St. Louis Students Stage Walkout

(East St. Louis, IL) — Students at East St. Louis High School walked out of class Wednesday morning in support of teachers who could strike today. The four-hundred teachers and staff Tuesday night voted down the latest contract offer, prompting Wednesday’s student walkout. Students walked more than two miles from the school to the administration building where they demanded to speak to the superintendent. Teachers say the contract offer doubles the time it takes to reach the top pay level.