I was visiting with someone over the weekend who works for the NYC public schools, and she told me how proud she is of these students.
On February 1, students from at least five New York City high schools walked out of class to protest the planned closure (yes, another round) of 25 NYC schools and the "turnaround" of 33 more. A note from the students is here.
The Panel for Education Policy (NYC's school board, entirely appointed by the mayor) votes on the closures on Thursday.
It looks like the students' criticism of Mayor Bloomberg's education policies is shared by others.