Month: November 2014

The Kids Are All Right! Part II

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In September I posted a piece entitled “The Kids Are All Right!” in which I praised high school students in Jefferson County, Colorado, who staged mass walkouts to protest a plan by their right-wing school board to establish a curriculum-review committee to not only respond to an allegedly “leftist” AP framework but to promote patriotism, respect for authority and free enterprise and to guard against educational materials that “encourage or condone civil disorder.” Now comes this video created by a group of Colorado high school students:

Organized groups of seniors from at least three Boulder Valley high schools are planning to sit out new state tests in protest.  Here is one report of their activity from the website Chalkbeat Colorado:

For the first time, two Colorado school districts could see their high schools face sanctions because a critical mass of seniors are refusing to take the state’s…

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