Students Should be in School – Not Skipping Class to Protest
There's a storm on the horizon that threatens classrooms in the Treasure Valley, across the state and all over the country. 'Students' will take the to the streets to express their concerns about school safety and other issues. Published reports indicate that some local schools will allow students to be excused so they can exercise their First Amendment Rights. Other schools require parental notification for students to leave classrooms.
Oh, how the world has changed. Let's assume that the protests are legitimate. As the old saying goes, there's a time and a place for everything. Leaving school to get on television is not the right time or place. If students want to be taken seriously, let them plan a march during Spring Break or a weekend. School is about learning. Social activism like a part time job, should left for off school hours.
Teachers, parents, and administrators are the authority figures that run your favorite educational institution. They teach and the students learn. It's time that everyone remembered that true learning comes from understanding and not protesting during school hours.