"I challenge all Latino and Hispanic-descent people to come out with us tomorrow, to miss one day of work, because that will show the city of Houston, and everyone in the nation, how badly this (proposed immigration restriction) will affect the country,"
Quintero posted a note on MySpace.com, an Internet site where some high
school students socialize, to recruit participants. His message quickly
spread to other area schools: about 200 students at Cypress Ridge High
School in Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District walked out
after first period, but were coaxed back into an auditorium by the
principal and headed back to class by third period, said Cy-Fair
spokeswoman Kelli Durham.
Whatever your position on immigration, I am personally glad to have innovative kids like Qintero as citizens. Innovation is key and technology applied to social issues is powerful. Danah would be proud.