These kids are my new heroes. 😆
Middle school students in New Jersey felt that the half-hour they were alloted for lunch was simply not enough time to get in line, purchase their food and enjoy their meal. So, about thirty of them staged a little excercise in civil disobedience to prove their point. They paid for their $2 lunch in pennies.
When that day’s lunch period was over, the school was inundated with 5,800 pennies and many students had no opportunity to eat lunch at all.
As punishment for purchasing their lunches with legal tender, the school started dolling out detentions. But the next day many of their their fellow students refused to buy their lunches, opting to bring a bagged lunch instead, as a show of solidarity with the “Readington 29.”
The story picked up alot of negative media attention. So much so that the school’s administration buckled under the pressure and informed parents that their child’s detention would be voluntary.
Score one for the little guys!