Friday, May 02, 2008

No Justice, No Peace!

Well not quite, but at Bridgewater-Raritan High School in New Jersey students took a stand against an arcane school policy that bans students from bicycling to school.

It all began when the school environmental group donated funds for a school bike rack to the school reduce their carbon footprint. And ironically on Earth Day Principal James Riccobono. came back with a firm NO.

What happened next though was nothing short of inspiring as described in the Newark Star Ledger;

Offended by the snub, students promptly began planning a response. Yesterday, more than 50 students rode their bikes to school, commuting in pairs and groups. After studying up on state biking laws -- and carrying copies with them -- the students legally tethered their bikes in conspicuous clusters around lamp posts, trees and other poles dotting the circular drive in front of the school.

A tip of the helmet to the courageous and enlightened students at Bridgewater-Raritan High.


Dr. Phila said...

made props to these kids. I wish I was that smart/ballsy when I was in HS.