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Pupils allowed day off to protest in largest school system of Virginia

Pupils allowed day off to protest in largest school system of Virginia

Fairfax County Public Schools, located in Virginia, announced that students would be allowed one excused absence per school year, so that students can take part in civic activities like protests. The new notification covers students from 7th-12th grades. Fairfax County Public Schools is the largest school system in the state.

Akidwithaclub 7 months

Is it really protesting if you have permission from a public school? A government institution?

porcus 7 months

Climate Cultists get permission from the establishment to go "protest" with idiotic posters ("mother nature is crying"), so it's not really a protest is it? It's staged propaganda. But can these same students go protest abortion in DC? Or protest the removal of Civil War memorials? Of course not, it's not the narrative.

Dust Phoxner
Dust Phoxner 7 months

If I was a student could I get the day off to counter protest?

David M. Bebber
David M. Bebber 7 months

So will the students have the same leeway to go to Pro 2A protests in opposition to the new gun control/confiscation bills proposed in VA.?

Cary Brown
Cary Brown 7 months

I would keep my children at home and try to teach them to be immune to ignorant hysteria like that and teach them to research things properly, so they don't believe any old nonsense that they're taught at school.

atlas shrugged
atlas shrugged 7 months

What a bunch of bullshit.

Sir_Kutz 7 months

I was told while protesting the first Iraq war that absence was considered civil disobedience.

Gordon 7 months

If they really want to be a SJW, show them the average pay of recent graduates from Evergreen college.

Dawlben 7 months

Most people don't understand climate and nature is not as simple as they think. And, often follows the law of unintended consequences.

Seekster 7 months

How pathetic. I wonder if the kids have to protest. If they do are they required to bring a note like when you go to the doctor. Seriously Virginia you are losing the plot.

Mitchell 7 months

I detest the public education system anyways. Give em the whole year off so they can learn how to exist.

Richard 7 months

How about 6 am on a Saturday morning. How many of them would care about the planet then?

Fin 7 months

So what if that kid in school wanted to be absent to protest in an anti abortion rally... Is that bs.... It's a wise n prudent move by school board to recognize n not penalize a kid for learning how to exercise their first amendment right responsibly....after all isn't that the place authors of our constitution called home... Go Virginia.public school kids. Use ur time wisely n enjoy expressing ur thoughts n ideas responsibly

Fin 7 months

We had a beef with our school pertaining to dress code being forced on us... We picketted on study hall time n before n after classes... We got support of the town... N we won our right to not have a dress code forced upon us..... Point is students are far better citizens then credited... Kudos Virginia for giving them a chance to learn beyond your class for a day n not penalize them for it... .

Minor_Complex 7 months

I actually really like this idea. I think it's important to have young people getting involved in these kinds of things, and I suspect since it will be an excused absence from school quite a few children will enjoy that. This day can be used for attending protests or meeting with local officials. It may very well expand into a "meet your local civil servant day." I also don't really see how one protest or venture could be denied because of its political flavor. I'm sure somewhere along the line some trenchgun of an administrator might say something is naughty, but that would be a YUGE lawsuit about 1A. (edit: changed HUGE to YUGE)

J. C.
J. C. 7 months

no complaints here. they can protest for pro-life or climate. let them do it. most will just say they are going and play fortnite instead

Fin 7 months

Notice the ref to students as pupils.. An interesting choice... For a headline

Okomo 7 months

I was in a school system adjacent to this, I'm pleasantly surprised by this

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