Today the Star Tribune reported that hundreds of students “walked out” of their schools to protest against guns and school shootings at the Capitol in St. Paul...Somehow I doubt MSP schools would be busing kids to a MAGA rally :-)
The article itself repeats the “walk out” characterization, and otherwise implies that the students were at the Capitol on their own initiative...
But here’s the thing: these students didn’t walk, they were bused. I happened to be at the Capitol yesterday while the demonstration was going on, and counted at least 12 buses from various St. Paul area high schools. Somehow, the buses don’t figure in the Strib’s story, and the Strib managed to post 17 photos and two videos without showing the buses even once...
If the schools didn’t endorse the protest, why did they provide buses to deliver students to the Capitol? To say that “nobody is getting punished” for participating is misleading at best.
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Why Are Schools Busing Kids To Protests?
That's a very good question: