Thousands of students in California joined the National School Walkout last week, and EdSource’s reporters fanned out across the state to watch and record. In this week’s podcast, you’ll hear snatches of student speeches and observations of reporter Theresa Harrington who attended the protest at Oakland Technical High School (read story).

John and Louis will also discuss how the Trump administration is trying to tie the high school massacre in Florida to its plan to repeal Obama-era school discipline policies (read story).

Lastly, they’ll talk about the ongoing dispute between the Trump administration and California over its plan for the federal Every Student Succeeds state plan. $2.5 billion in federal funding for California schools hangs in the balance (read story).