MEDFORD, Ore. — A group of students at South Medford High School say they’re using what they learned in government class to support their teachers.
Seven students marked up white t-shirts with the names of their teachers. Some carried sharpies around the picket lines to ask strike supporters for more names.
Others got their shirts ready last night, along with Twitter hashtags like #ISupportMyTeacher. The leader of the group says they learned about the right to free speech before the strike.
“It’s kind of our way of using the amendment, instead of doing something that would’ve been disrespectful I guess,” said South Medford student Jordin Kinler.
Jordin Kinler says the teachers aren’t just his instructors, he says they’re more like family to him.
The group wasn’t sure if they would be allowed to attend school, since their shirts were clearly in support of the strike. They walked in this morning, and said if they weren’t allowed to keep their shirts, they would not attend class today.