You can’t flip on a working screen right now without seeing one or more school aged children protesting in the name of gun control. The media is currently using these kids as their favorite weapon with which to tug the heart strings and push narratives. In order for them to do this, these kids had to skip class in order to attend the protests the media is so eagerly covering.
However, one Texas school district isn’t having it, and reminding the kids that if they do skip class for a protest, they will be suspended like they would any other time.
Needville Independent School District (ISD) Superintendent Curtis Rhodes warned this students of his district in a letter that if you skip class, you can just keep on being absent, and he doesn’t care how many students he has to suspend.
“Please be advised that the Needville ISD will not allow a student demonstration during school hours for any type of protest or awareness!!”
“Should students choose to do so, they will be suspended from school for 3 days and face all the consequences that come along with an out of school suspension.”
“Life is about choices, every choice has a consequence whether it be positive or negative.”
“We will discipline no matter if it is one, fifty, or five hundred students involved.”
He may sound like a heartless man, or perhaps punishing students for undertaking an activity he disagrees with. In truth, Rhodes has been the one voice so far that leads me to believe he actually does care. Instead of allowing students to leave school where they may or may not participate in a protest — some or many may just disappear to different places where they could get into trouble under his watch — he’s keeping the students in class where they are accounted for, and are doing what the parents send them there to do.
Rhodes is right to do what he’s doing, no matter which side of the argument you fall on. While I’m all about your voice being heard, being used as props in ignorance fueled rallies, with media fanning the flames, is not a good use of time.
(h/t: Louder with Crowder)