Joseph Jiles along with other Jackson Public Schools students spoke on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at a press conference outside City Hall to express their opinions about the JPS takeover.
Cameron Lazard was among the eight students who attended the press conference outside City Hall on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, also spoke on how Jackson Public Schools faculty and staff had not spoken to students about the takeover.
At The press conference outside City Hall on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, Jackson Public Schools Student Zion Blount stated that even though JPS was not completely innocent what she read in the audit did not reflect what she experienced as a student in JPS.
Dante Moore a student of Jackson Public Schools spoke on how he felt if the takeover was to happen that eventually schools will lose numbers in students and jailhouses will begin to fill up at the press conference outside City Hall on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017
Concluding the press conference held outside City Hall Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, the leader of the young advocate group, Latoya Washington, closed by saying the takeover would not be in Jackson Public Schools best interest because it would be taking power from those who need it and giving it to those who nothing about the real problems of JPS.