NOTE: This post was originally headlined “Quote Of The Day: Teen Shooting Survivors Call For Change.” However, because of its importance and subsequent articles appearing in the media, I turned it into a “Best” list…
The Righteous Anger of the Parkland Shooting’s Teen Survivors is a very interesting, and inspiring article, on The Atlantic’s site today.
Talk about student agency!
The video, for those who are asking. pic.twitter.com/KCCfuiFhQK
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) February 15, 2018
A loud, new voice after the latest school shooting: Kids wanting to know why adults hadn’t done more is a similar piece that appeared in The Washington Post.
A ‘Mass Shooting Generation’ Cries Out for Change is another article in the NY Times.
In wake of another shooting, calls for a national school walkout is from The San Francisco Chronicle.
COURAGEOUS GRIEVING AND THE TRAGEDY IN PARKLAND is from Wired.
You might also be interested in Florida School Shooting Tragedy Resources, Including Advice On Talking With Students.
And here’s a related video:
“Ban assault rifles! Ban assault rifles!”
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 17, 2018
— NYT Learning Network (@NYTimesLearning) February 17, 2018
Here’s the speech from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez at an anti-gun rally happening today in Fort Lauderdale https://t.co/CyfMnPDAvW // https://t.co/hgewZy4Cxf https://t.co/gssAmGczuH
— Joshua Chavers (@JoshuaChavers) February 17, 2018
Perspective: The students at Florida’s Douglas High are amazing communicators. That could save lives. https://t.co/YaYqPm4cNm
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 17, 2018
— julieturkewitz (@julieturkewitz) February 17, 2018
Emma Gonzalez survived the Florida shooting. Now she’s taking on Trump and the NRA. https://t.co/OHuSK5BNR1
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) February 17, 2018
Stoneman Douglas students announce March for Our Lives on March 24. “One of the things we’ve been hearing is that it’s not the yet time to talk about gun control… so here’s the time we’re going to talk about gun control.” pic.twitter.com/CLUf6JM9fs
— Axios (@axios) February 18, 2018
Speaking publicly at a rally, Emma González, a senior, pledged that her school would be the site of the nation’s last mass shooting. How could she know? Because, she said, she and her peers would take it upon themselves to “change the law.” https://t.co/ihuobqsAwv
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 18, 2018
— Catherine Rampell (@crampell) February 18, 2018
Survivors of the Florida school shooting announce a nationwide, student-led march in Washington on March 24 to push for gun control https://t.co/k7YyNnzd8k
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) February 18, 2018
Student from Stoneman Douglas addresses his senator, Marco Rubio:
“Our job is to go to school, learn and not take a bullet. You need to figure this out. That’s why you were unfortunately elected.” pic.twitter.com/BJ3et4rKrI
— Axios (@axios) February 18, 2018
Student Emma Gonzalez’s message to Congress: “This is our fight now, because you messed it up so badly that you left it to the kids. Now it’s our job, and you can’t try to take that back from us.” pic.twitter.com/7PwYCpJUmH
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) February 18, 2018
— John Fensterwald (@jfenster) February 18, 2018
So far, Parkland is *not* fading from the news the way that mass shootings usually do. (The graph shows Google searches for the term “gun control”.) The students speaking out makes a pretty big difference. pic.twitter.com/8IcJuJ6yTS
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) February 18, 2018
My parents chose Parkland to settle in because of the high school’s stellar reputation, and because we thought that it was a safe place to live. But that isn’t true anymore. The promise of safety and security failed us. https://t.co/lj1sHIse73
— NYT Opinion (@nytopinion) February 18, 2018
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) February 18, 2018
He survived the Florida school shooting. He vows not to return to classes until gun laws change. is from The Washington Post.
Florida students plead with Congress: It’s about the guns is from The Washington Post.
Why Parkland students have emerged as a powerful political voice is from The Washington Post.
Teens ‘Lie In’ At White House To Protest For Stronger Gun Control https://t.co/NDGivM1UvU
— NPR (@NPR) February 19, 2018
NBC News: How the Parkland survivors became advocates for gun reform https://t.co/231NSBOdih
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) February 21, 2018
Children have changed America before, braving fire hoses and police dogs for civil rights is from The Washington Post and is today’s “must-read” article of the day.
Here’s an excerpt:
Students in Miami-Dade and Broward counties are walking out of school to protest for gun reform. These kids are incredible. ✊
— Brynna Quillin (@brynnaquillin) February 21, 2018
“This is what democracy looks like.” Tallahassee, Florida. pic.twitter.com/iZhqXnnNfO
— Peter Schorsch (@PeterSchorschFL) February 21, 2018
— Alexander (@alexanderrusso) February 20, 2018
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) February 22, 2018
The Power of the Parkland Town Hall is from The Atlantic.
The Parkland Students Aren’t Going Away is from The Atlantic.
When it comes to guns, the Parkland shooting survivors aren’t here to play nice is from The L.A. Times.
The conspiracy theories about the school shooting survivors in Parkland, Florida have roots dating to the civil rights movement https://t.co/c9UYTrsMT3
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 25, 2018
Political scientists and scholars of student activism say there are several key factors driving the new movement for gun reform. One of them is the affluence of the kids speaking out, @aliaemily reports. https://t.co/6h0oRIAAEB pic.twitter.com/YmfaoI0feY
— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) February 24, 2018
Parkland is sparking a difficult conversation about race, trauma, and public support https://t.co/g1Gw9t6n8F
— Alexander (@alexanderrusso) February 24, 2018
How did students turn the Florida school shooting into a movement? “We know how to use social media.” https://t.co/j3YahY548F
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) February 24, 2018
Don’t mess with theater kids. https://t.co/NIJnnwC9J9
— Michael Schulman (@MJSchulman) February 23, 2018
— Shanna Peeples (@ShannaPeeples) February 23, 2018
I wrote about the CNN town hall, the Parkland students and the teenage superpower of not knowing what you’re not supposed to be able to do: https://t.co/ZHBf320BOc
— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) February 22, 2018
The Never Again movement gathers momentum: “I want my dad to keep his guns. We’re just trying to just not let seventeen of us get shot in the fucking face again,” Cameron Kasky, a student co-founder of the Never Again movement, said. https://t.co/t14kqIqRk5
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) February 23, 2018
— Demian Bulwa (@demianbulwa) February 24, 2018
— Bruce Lesley (@BruceLesley) February 25, 2018
Delta, United Airlines and Metlife are among the companies who have cut ties with the NRA https://t.co/aCYMzKcXHU
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 24, 2018
— Vox (@voxdotcom) February 24, 2018
Father of child killed in Sandy Hook shooting:
“We need to do something. And you know who is doing something? These amazing high school students. Oh my god, what a force to be reckoned with.” pic.twitter.com/vnHho9Z6aN
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 23, 2018
After the shooting in #Parkland, FL, high school students around #America are getting organized and politically active. Here’s a state-by-state list of where 16 and 17 year-olds can #preregister to vote. Share it wide. https://t.co/RD9kSMi8Ab pic.twitter.com/Cs8zwj47LL
— HeadCount (@HeadCountOrg) February 21, 2018
How Parkland Students Changed the Gun Debate is from The Atlantic.
— AJ+ (@ajplus) March 4, 2018
— Catherine Rampell (@crampell) March 4, 2018
(1/4)Yesterday, the members of @AMarch4OurLives got to meet up with some of the most wonderful and most strong spoken students of Chicago. “Florida’s safest city” and one of the cities in America most affected by gun violence came together to share stories, ideologies, and pizza. pic.twitter.com/3SIDgvAnDM
— Emma González (@Emma4Change) March 4, 2018
Parkland Survivors Meet With Chicago Students To Tackle Gun Violence ‘Beyond Gated Communities’ appeared in the Huffington Post.
“I don’t even want more school resource officers. Do you know the racial discrepancies they have against African-American and Latino students? We’re going to create a system where we widen the school-to-prison pipeline.”
— David Hogg https://t.co/Dq8JI8WEOB via @outline
— The Marshall Project (@MarshallProj) March 5, 2018