The kids are all right: American Students Have Simple Demands
So, when tens of thousands of schoolchildren walked out of class all over America on Wednesday, they weren’t merely acting in a brave and proud tradition. (Emma Gonzalez, the firebrand from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, even cited Tinker in her remarkable address in the wake of the massacre in Parkland, Florida.) Depending on how rigid their principals and school boards are, they also were taking a considerable chance.
That they walked anyway should be a warning to petty dictators all over a country that has too damn many of them running school boards, city councils, high schools, manufacturing plants, and corporate offices. And there’s one running the executive branch of the United States government, now that I think of it.