It’s an annual trip for the students at Francis Parker School, a private school with progressive leanings. Kam Woodard, an eighth-grade math teacher there, said teachers told the kids this time that, if they wanted to make signs to voice their feeling on an issue, they could do so. So many of the roughly 75 students made signs about women’s rights, environmental rights and human rights in general.
These kids came up with their own chants, like “Science Saves!” and “Climate Change is Real!” “DUH!” I have to say, the last one is my favorite (hehe). Reyna Smith, a counselor at the school explained why the encouraged the kids to protest the president’s decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement,”In our school, we have a mission to raise global citizens,” she said. “I don’t know a better way to exercise our mission than allowing them to use their voice.”
This group of eighth graders isn’t the only one protesting, however. Last week, a group of about 100 eighth graders from South Orange, NJ point blank refused to take a picture with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. They said they didn’t want to be associated with him or his right-wing agenda. Not pulling any punches there, but I wouldn’t want to take a picture with him either. Another student said:
“It’s not just a picture,” student Matthew Malespina said to ABC News. “It’s being associated with a person who puts his party before his country.”
From the mouths of babes, people! Apparently, kids are discovering that they can make their voices heard, and they aren’t afraid to say they think Trump sucks. And if the kids think you suck, you might want to think about what you’re doing, just sayin’.