The lives of an estimated 200,000 babies with teenage mothers are intentionally terminated every year in America. Not one nationwide, school-sanctioned walkout has ever been organized in US public schools to acknowledge the almost a quarter of a million lives that were extinguished before they ever had a chance to utter their first words. So why then, is it acceptable for public schools across America to participate in a 17-minute orchestrated walkout to show support for gun-control, a political agenda that is largely driven by Democratic Party members, while students who feel passionate about defending the lives of the unborn are forced to voice their opinions by participating in off-campus activities?
Radical fringe groups like the “pussy hat” wearing, anti-Trump women, who organized the Women’s March helped to organize the indoctrination march for the students.
The leftist Huffington Post publication wrote an article that gave the “Women’s March” group credit for organizing the event.
National School Walkout: March 14
A nationwide walkout organized by the people behind the Women’s March is planned for March 14.
Youth EMPOWER, the Women’s March branch of young activists, is asking students and faculty members to walk off campus at 10 a.m. for 17 minutes ― one minute for each person killed in the Parkland shooting.
“We need action,” the group wrote on the official Facebook event page. “Students and allies are organizing the national school walkout to demand Congress pass legislation to keep us safe from gun violence at our schools, on our streets and in our homes and places of worship.”
Not everyone, however, is in agreement with supporting a school-sanctioned event that supports a leftist agenda.
A school in Pennsylvania is planning to give more than 200 students detention for taking part in the nationwide walkouts this week to protest gun violence.
According to The Hill – About 225 students at Pennridge High School walked out of the school on Wednesday, The Allentown Morning Call reported, citing Superintendent Dr. Jacqueline Rattigan.
The students issued detention will serve their punishment on Saturday, according to the publication.
The school told parents ahead of the walkout in a notice that it would put on an in-house assembly to remember those killed in the Florida school shooting last month. At the assembly, students observed 17 minutes of silence to honor the 17 students and faculty killed in the shooting last month at Stoneman Douglas High School.
The notice issued to parents at the Pennsylvania school said that students who chose to leave the school would face normal consequences. Students who took part in the walkout and were not accompanied by their parents will have to face the punishment.
Breitbart reports: The Chicago Republican Party plans to file a lawsuit against the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) over its decision to organize students to participate in Wednesday’s student walkouts that promoted gun control.“It’s appalling that 10 to 14-year-old kids would be coerced, by their teachers, to participate in a political demonstration,” said Chris Cleveland, chairman of the Chicago GOP, in a statement. “A 10-year-old kid isn’t going to have an informed opinion on these political matters, and shouldn’t be expected to have the fortitude to hold a different opinion from everyone else in his or her classroom. This is political indoctrination, pure and simple.”
“It’s a violation of CPS policy, of state law, and of the First Amendment for a government-run school to organize a political demonstration and pressure students to participate in it,” he added.
A press release from the Chicago GOP cites an email sent by the principal of Lincoln Elementary School in Chicago to parents. The email was obtained by Breitbart News
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Dear Lincoln families,
This coming Wednesday, March 14 many students/schools across the nation (and globe) are going to participate in a school walkout demonstration at 10:00 AM to support the memory of those that were killed in the Parkland, FL shooting and also to demonstrate their right to express their opinion about gun control.
At Lincoln, we will also participate in a walkout. Due to PARCC testing, we will have our walkout in the afternoon instead of at 10:00AM. Parents are free to participate if they wish. Please read below:
On Wednesday, March 14 our walkout demonstration will be for grades 5-8 students and teachers. Every K-8 teacher and staff member is welcome to participate, of course, if they are free at this time.
There will be a silent demonstration from 3:28-3:45 (1 silent minute for each person that lost his/her life in the Parkland shooting) in front of the school on Kemper Place.
We will ring an old fashioned hand bell to signal the beginning of the silent demonstration. The 3:45 dismissal bell will ring at 3:45 to signal the end of the silent demonstration. Everyone is asked to remain silent from 3:28-3:45.
Note that a 3:35 school bell will ring but this will NOT signal the end of the demonstration. Please disregard this 3:35 school bell during the silent demonstration.
Kindergarten students will still be dismissed at 3:40.
At 3:45 when the dismissal bell rings, the teachers will dismiss the students home from the silent demonstration. 3:45 is our regular dismissal time.
This 17-minute silent solidarity stance will not interfere with our PARCC testing because we will be done before 3:25.
Individuals may bring appropriate posters, if they desire.
Our official stance is that this walkout is to demonstrate a memory of those lost lives in the Parkland shooting.
If students or others wish to demonstrate regarding their views on gun control, etc. that is their right. School personnel is not making judgement calls; we do ask for peace, respect, and decorum.
If there are students that do NOT wish to join the demonstration, the teachers will direct them to the main office with their items to go home and we will point them in the right direction to a location where they may be free to stay until 3:45. They will be dismissed from this location at the 3:45 bell.
It is advised that teachers and parents speak to the children prior to the March 14th walkout at 3:25 so they put the demonstration into perspective and make connections.
As the Chicago GOP states, CPS rules prohibit the activity of organizing a political protest:
Employees are permitted to engage in Political Activity on a voluntary basis during non- work hours, vacation, or personal time. Employees are not permitted to engage in Political Activity during any other Board compensated time.
At no time shall any Official or Employee intentionally misappropriate the services of any Employee by requiring that any Employee perform any Political Activity as:
Part of that Employee’s duties;
A condition of employment; or
During any time-off that is compensated by the Board (such as vacation or personal time).
No Official or Employee shall require any Employee to participate in Political Activity in consideration for that Employee being awarded additional compensation or employee benefit such as a salary adjustment, bonus, compensatory time-off, or continued employment.
No Official or Employee shall award, and no Employee shall accept, any additional compensation or employee benefit such as a salary adjustment, bonus, compensatory time-off, or continued employment, in consideration for the Employee’s participation in Political Activity.
No Official or Employee shall use his or her official Board position to engage in Political Activity or endorse a
Candidate for Elective Office.
No Official or Employee is permitted to use Board resources to perform any Political Activity.
The Chicago GOP sent a letter to CPS CEO Janice Jackson, requesting that the student walkouts and demonstrations be canceled, and also filed a complaint with the CPS Office of Inspector General (OIG), Nicholas Schuler.