News “These Kids”
posted by November 7 at 12:03 PMon
It’ll be light Slogging for me today. Catching my breath from last night
(Although, one quick comment on the election: I’m just now realizing that liberal campaigners—and liberal news editors like me—kind of screwed up by not making more noise about Tim Eyman’s super-majority-to-raise-taxes initiative, I-960.)
But I must post this small, inspiring story from today’s NYT about a group of students at a working class high school outside Chicago who got in trouble (maybe expelled) for staging a peaceful anti-war protest in their high school hallway.
The parents have also asked that the district provide the students with some way to express themselves about issues like the war.
“Who’s the next group to go off to war?” said Adam Szwarek, whose 16-year-old son, Adam, faces expulsion. “These kids. The kids do a peaceful sit-in and they’re threatened with expulsion, yet the military’s running around the school trying to recruit.”