Poitical activism not on school curriculum

“A school is a place to learn and grow educationally, emotionally and morally.A disruption of the school will not be tolerated.” – Curtis Rhodes, ISD superintendent.

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Many Florida students feel it’s time to cut the crap and cut the class.

They want to become more politically active and take a stand against all those “adult”  members of government who are waffling on their position regarding the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the legal right to own an assault rifle — the  AR 15.

n a letter sent to families and published on schools’ social media sites, Rhodes said students would face a three-day, out-of-school suspension if they joined in growing protests nationwide over the shooting at a Florida high school last week.

The Miami Herald article noted that he wrote, “All will be suspended for 3 days and parent notes will not alleviate the discipline.”

According to the article he firmly believes that “A school is a place to learn and grow educationally, emotionally and morally,”

Rhodes said the school district is sensitive to violence in schools, but said his schools’ are focused on education, not political protests.

The students are taking a personally responsible stand in defense of their own safety.

According to his own definition how else can the youngsters learn about life’s dilemmas and issues of morality unless they take a more public, politically active role to ensure their own safety?

Students have already walked out of classes across South Florida this week to protest in favor of stricter gun control laws.

Out of the mouth of babes comes words of insight, awareness and morality. -gc




  1. Seems like this ISD superintendent doesn’t know how the the minds of the young operate. Single handedly he’s just swelled the numbers of the growing protests. Tell a teenager they can’t do something and more often than not they’ll do the opposite!


  2. Couldn’t agree more. How can students grow if they are in constant fear of being slaughtered? If guns are a “God given right” guanranteed in the Constitution, so is peaceful peotest.


    • Peaceful protest is more of a God given right than the so called right to bear arms. Folks who spend their hard earned money procuring a weapon of personal destruction should truly undergo a psych evaluation to determine their needs to crave such weapons. Helping the NRA secure its rights will not ensure a safer public for the rest of us.


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