Fairfax County in Virginia is now going to allow school children a day of absence to attend protests.
They claim they want the kids to engage in the community but it sounds a lot more like left wing indoctrination.
This is what happens when Democrats take a majority.
NBC News in Washington reports:
Fairfax Co. Schools to Allow Excused Absence for Protests
Students at Virginia’s largest school district will soon be able to take a day off every year to participate in protests.
Fairfax County Public Schools in Northern Virginia has adopted the policy for students in seventh through 12th grades, NBC4’s news partners at WTOP report. Students will get an extra excused absence every year for “civic engagement activities.”
Those activities can include marches, meeting with local leaders or other types of involvement in the community.
One of the people responsible for this has said he wants the rest of the country to follow their lead.
From the Associated Press:
Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia plans to start allowing the absences Jan. 27, 2020, news outlets reported. The district is the largest school system in the state.
Students in seventh through 12th grades can use the day for “civic engagement activities” such as attending marches or meeting with lawmakers, according to district spokeswoman Lucy Caldwell.
The new policy was introduced by Fairfax School Board member Ryan McElveen, according to The Washington Post. He says the rule may be the first of its kind in the U.S.
“I think we’re setting the stage for the rest of the nation with this,” McElveen said. “It’s a dawning of a new day in student activism, and school systems everywhere are going to have to be responsive to it.”
It’s so obvious that this is going to be all about climate change:
Fairfax County Public Schools will permit students one excused absence each school year for “civic engagement activities,” Such activities might include marches, sit-ins or trips to Richmond to lobby legislators. https://t.co/XDpFaxKadP
— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) December 27, 2019
Students in Virginia's largest school district will be allowed to skip class in order to protest.
The landmark policy gives students at Fairfax County Public Schools one "civic engagement activity" excused absence per year. pic.twitter.com/kXQyr2bu8l
— AJ+ (@ajplus) December 27, 2019
Do you think there will be any pro-gun or pro-Trump protests?
Don’t hold your breath.