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Students protest for better education brought attention to the injustice of the educational system suffered by Mexican Americans. In 1967, East Los Angeles had the highest high school dropout rate and lowest college attendance among Chicano students. Board of Ed was not willing to properly fund their education because of low graduation rates which is ironic because they were not given the proper tools to succeed in the first place. They had no fate in the Chicano students.  Students were not being represented in the school system which created a cultural disconnect. Because of this, students wanted integration of Mexican American history courses into the curriculum, Latino teachers and administrators, smaller class sizes, better facilities and the revision of textbooks to include Mexican American history. Students felt that by having teachers who understood their culture, they would learn better. As a student, having teachers that are of your race and ethnicity allows you to think they have your best in interest. They have been in your shoes before and know how it feels like to be a minority student. The education system makes it harder for student of color to succeed so the last thing you need is a teacher who can not connect to you. Asking to be represented in the curriculum was too much so their goals were not met. It is funny because students plea that they want to do better and graduate yet they are denied access to educating themselves. The students threatened walkouts, which they called “Blowouts.” Los Angeles public schools are paid based on the number of students in class each day so by walking out, students were causing the schools to lose money. On March 1, 1968 students of Wilson High started a walk out. Photographs showed scenes of police and administrators enforcing students to return to class. Some refused, forming sit-ins and rallies. By gaining media attention, the youth made their  movement more visible. It became a domino affect. On March 5, two thousand students walked out of Garfield High. The next day 2700 students walked out carrying leaflets on education reform. Roosevelt High School walked out next on March 6. The more administrators tried to stop the protests, the more determined students were. On March 8, Belmont High students attempted to walk out, but police arrested and beat students. This was continued until the LA Board of Education agreed to hear students out. After the hearing, there was not immediate change but The Board did begin to recruit and hire more Chicano teachers and administrators. the Chicano community. There was higher graduation rates and more Chicano students in school.

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