Well sheesh, that’s a little vague. That might be a problem…
So technically speaking, the students could protest being at school, doing homework, waking up early to GO to school…
The left loves to morph words and their meanings already, so why do they think teenagers wouldn’t use that to their advantage?
The Daily Wire reported:
Starting January 27, 2020, seventh- to 12-grade students attending Fairfax County Public Schools in Northern Virginia will be allowed to skip school in order to participate in “civic engagement activities.”
Hot Air’s Karen Townsend reported that the Fairfax County Public School system is one of the largest in the country, with about 188,000 students. She also reported that the definition for “civic engagement activities” has been left vague, but that Fairfax School Board member Ryan McElveen, who introduced the policy, gave some examples, including marches, sit-ins, or lobbying trips to Richmond, Virginia. McElveen told The Washington Post that the policy was just the beginning.
Wouldn’t it be more conducive to encourage protesting on the weekends so that it doesn’t disrupt the freaking school day?
Also, I don’t know about you guys, but I feel like that defies the purpose for #RedForEd.
Teachers want to make more money… but let’s encourage the students to not be in class in the name of activism…
More from The Daily Wire:
Lots of protests are held on weekends to allow more people to join in. Allowing middle school and high school students to skip classes to go protest somewhere off campus is not an acceptable field trip. Not only is it an escalation of liberal indoctrination in the classroom but it is a public safety matter, too. What happens when the child is hurt in a crowd or is arrested? Why encourage that?
If this is only the beginning, as McElveen suggested, what’s next? Will K-12 students be told to protest for class credit, as some college students are? And will there be protections put in place for students want to join conservativeprotests? Unlikely, since as the Post pointed out, it is mostly liberals who participate in protests.
These are all very legitimate concerns and, as a mother myself, I would not encourage my daughter to skip class for something that can certainly wait for a more suitable day.
Also, how much do you want to bet that there would be a list of “approved protests” in place to just bribe the students into attending for their own hidden agenda?
Just some food for thought.