Teachers Let Kids Skip Class To Join Protests

Photo Credit: Alex Zimmerman

Photo Credit: Alex Zimmerman

In addition to all the millennials skipping college classes, now some high school teachers are sending their students out to join the mad march in the streets to protest Donald Trump’s election win.

Instead of giving their students the assignment to read “The Art of The Deal” so they could learn how Trump’s real estate deals benefited their city, a group of history teachers at the Beacon High School in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan gave their students passes so they could go join a Trump protest at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The New York Post reported that about 200 high school students were allowed to skip classes to join the protest at Trump Tower, over the objections of English teachers who warned students they would be penalized for doing so.

It was also done without the knowledge or approval from parents, who only found out about it from their children after the fact.

The Department of Education also denied ever approving participation in the protest, and said students who left campus could face punishment.

Despite the rain, instead of being in class learning about history, the students were on the streets learning to chant, “No Trump, no KKK, no racist USA!” and denouncing Trump as Hitler, a racist, and a hater who promoted “Islamophobia.” They alternated their chant with, “Say it loud, say it clear, refugees are welcome here.”

The NY Post said one student wasn’t impressed, saying after the rally, “Kids are crazy.  They fail to realize that America voted for him.”

Another group of kids skipping classes from Polly Prep High School, a private Brooklyn school, claimed they had also been excused to join the protest.    A spokesperson at the school denied it.

Last week thousands of high school students staged walkouts to protest Trump’s victory in several California schools.    Monday morning, hundreds of students from one Maryland high school walked out of class to stage their own protest, and some went on to leave the school property and marched to downtown Silver Spring.

 

 







 

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