They’re walking out AND many of them are marching STRAIGHT to their Capital buildings.
Kids have to do 12 yrs of compulsory schooling. One extra day in class won’t make as much of a difference as one day spent in real life participatory civics.
And no, a lot of schools are NOT allowing the kids to leave but what are they gonna do? Shoot them?
Maybe GenZ won’t be as nihilistic and jaded as GenX, nor as polar as millennials.
Florida’s answer was a mish-mosh cobbled together but it’s oddly befitting as Florida is already a bit of a prison state. The point the kids proved in FL is: ANYTHING more than “thoughts and prayers” by the very people WITH the actual power to make change, is amazing progress.
I’m amazed Roselle Park is allowing that much. I suspect a lot of schools will suspend kids who walkout or give truancy notices. Schools are little govts that don’t like to give up their power too easily.
Can’t solve every aspect of violence. But a certain kind of gun is the popular kids’ choice weapon for mass shootings. If releasing mustard gas became “the thing” and songs like “Pumped up mustard gas canisters” came out as a sing-along, then society could deal with that.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel%27s_Challenge is a solid program that helps work at reducing bullying in schools, although bullying isn’t the exclulsive reason for mass shootings, but again it’s something.
Nobody should die at school.