Wed, 14 March 2018
More than 3000 schools are expected to see kids from grade school to college walk out of class to protest gun violence in our schools.
If you're politically inclined to agree with the idea of more gun laws, increased background checks and raising the age to purchase then you likely welcome the protests.
If however, you oppose those ideas you likely think the kids should be punished or prevented from protesting. I've even heard someone people suggest that kids can't understand the issues well enough to have an opinion.
That last one cracks me up since I spend WAY to much time on social media reading comments from adults who clearly have zero understanding of the issue on which they're commenting.
I see these protest as an opportunity to help teach our kids several things.
2. Teach Civil Disobedience
3. Problem Solving
Don't dismiss the potential value of what's happening today. We as a society will screw it up, we always do. But there is potential here to mold the next generation and teach them valuable life skills that will serve them into adulthood.