Marq Lewis

Watch Students High Five Teachers Protesting in Show of Support

April 06, 2018 - 1:57 pm

By Kayla Jardine

Teachers from Kentucky were greeted by kids as they were walking more than 50 miles to different schools to share their message. 

Educators across America have been protesting for salary increases and to be provided with better resources for their classes. Many teachers are forced to work additional jobs just to meet their own basic needs. 

When the Kentucky teachers arrived at Bristow Elementary, they were surprised to see students waiting for them outside of the school with messages of support and high-fives.  

The kids were chanting “Hey, hey, teachers all the way.” 

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Marq Lewis

Activist Marq Lewis caught the incredible moment on camera since he's been walking with the teachers to document their journey. Marq told, "I don't know who organized it, but I think it was phenomenal."

The group has already walked 32 miles in only 2 days and shows no signs of slowing down. "We started at Webster High School in Tulsa, and walked all the way to Kellyville High School, which is approximately about 18 miles that was Wednesday."

But perhaps one of the most moving moments was the little students sharing their support to the teachers. They're learning early on how much impact they can have using their voices.