The Kids at Stuyvesant Aren't Gonna Take It

Stuyvesant

Students at Stuyvesant have started rebelling against new rules put in place by the school's administration, and they are organized. "They've just been slowly taking away our freedom," 17-year-old Maorizio Martinelli, a member of the burgeoning kid insurgency there, told today's Sun. "This is our fight for the student rights that we lost." Which rights are those, you wonder? Were the children victimized and beaten?

Stuyvesant

Students at Stuyvesant have started rebelling against new rules put in place by the school's administration, and they are organized. "They've just been slowly taking away our freedom," 17-year-old Maorizio Martinelli, a member of the burgeoning kid insurgency there, told today's Sun. "This is our fight for the student rights that we lost." Which rights are those, you wonder? Were the children victimized and beaten?

They no longer get to choose the placement of their lockers, for one. As of this year, lockers at Stuy are now assigned, which means kids can't pick their own "in clusters with their friends." And after what happened at Virginia Tech this year, the school installed a system that scans students as they walk in, which means students who skulk in late from lunch now get caught. The students blame new principal Stanley Teitel, whom they call Lord Voldemort, and have started a mini-uprising against his regime's Guantánamo-like rules, including building a Website, StuyWatch.com, to document its crimes." "Am I being unrealistic to try to know who's in the building and who's not?" Teitel wondered to the Sun. Maybe you are. Maybe, for teenagers, being cliquish and irresponsible is an inalienable right.

Rebellion, of Sorts, Stirring at Stuyvesant High [NYS]