VIDEO: Thousands of High School Students Walk Out

Hundreds of students at two Windsor high schools a block apart walked out in protest of the Ford government education cuts.

They were among tens of thousands across the province hoping to send a message about their discontent.

Waving signs with message like "Our education is not the place to make cuts" and I should be studying right now" the students cheered as vehicle rolled past, honking.


Students at Kennedy Collegiate walking out of class, April 4, 2019 (by AM800's Peter Langille)

Kennedy student Ammina Hursawish says it's more than just larger class sizes.

"I don't support him cutting out for kids who have autism and also for the education costs for low income families, myself being in a low income family I don't support it"

Catholic Central student Angela VanNeuman says they want a better future.

"We're out here protesting the funding cuts made by Doug Ford and the cuts to our education will basically affect our future"

She says students are sending a message.

"Us students are very passionate about this because you're basically letting one guy decide the lives of many students, like thousands of students, which is really unfair"

Larger class sizes, the threat of e-courses and the impact on students with autism are the key messages from the students.