school teaches students to protest

Missouri Democratic state senator and University City school board member Maria Chappelle-Nadal said on MSNBC that her school district had taken steps to prepare their students to protest in the wake of the Ferguson grand jury decision, including changes to the school district’s curriculum.

MSNBC’s Joy Reid began by noting the large amount of young people who have been taking part in the Ferguson unrest. “Are there preparations in place, state senator, to deal with the fact that you could have a lot of young people out on the streets, a lot of young people protesting and marching?”

“Yes, absolutely,” Chappelle-Nadal said. “In fact, I’m proud as a school board member that we have prepared our students for this.”

“We have been changing our curriculum,” she added. “We are providing safe spaces for our students in our school district so they can protest

Are you kidding me? Since when is the government's, i.e. schools', job to school young kids on HOW TO PROTEST? Teaching school kids how to protest a legal grand jury verdict? How to protest a legal verdict you don't like? Teaching that in school, using TAXPAYER dollars???

Protesting a legal verdict you don't like is NOT a subject that should be taught in school. ANY school. Whatever happened to schools teaching the freaking three Rs: reading, riting and 'rithmetic???