There’s more to learning than sitting in a classroom. Our young people, with respectful support from school leaders, are learning the power of their voices in what is a growing, but certainly not out of control, number of public protests. 

We saw this last week with the Global Climate Strike, as a small number of OPRF students left the school to participate downtown, as the middle schools and private high schools also found ways for students to engage in this critical protest.

We’d rather see our kids as active participants in their future than as compliant children sitting in classrooms while climate change or equity or gun control are ignored.

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