It appears to me that the Marysville kids who went “on strike” were simply venting their frustration with a system that refuses to hold adults responsible for their actions. Let’s remember that teachers lost not a dime with their 49-day tantrum. With their fortress mentality, the school board lost students and subsequent funding. They will recover. The only full-time losers are the very people who the adults purport to have uppermost in their minds. Sure they do.
So what have the kids learned from all this? Well, they now have an in-your-face lesson that those with power can do what they please and those without get punished. They also found out that by striking to get lost summer days back, they can get them three or four days at a time, thanks to suspensions. Later they will probably discover to their dismay that their permanent academic records will reflect those suspensions.
Sorry kids, life isn’t fair.