On March 2, 2018 Katharine Stahl published an article to lament the premature failure of a proposed #Enough! National School Walkout. On March 14th, 2018 students were set to walk out of school for 17 minutes, to protest gun violence. Many schools chose not to join in.
Walking out of school, on March 14th, will not affect school children in any way, shape or form. That will not change a thing. First, they are not learning one damn thing in school, except how to pass the state tests. Second, no one, in this country, regardless of vain words, gives a damn about children. What will work, however, is taking the time to teach kids how to survive in a screwed up world that we have made worse for them. Luckily, today’s kids have more common sense and cojones than the idiots who came before them. To take the kids out of school for 17 minutes, so they can believe we are doing something to protect them, is downright stupid. It will not stop any politician from taking bribes. The real threat to our children is an abusive greedy government riddled with corruption.