Free speech and kids

Houston Chronicle - - WORLD | FROM THE COVER -

Re­gard­ing “Kids have a right to free speech,” (Page A17, Satur­day), I can’t ex­press how re­fresh­ing it is to read a piece like this from an ed­u­ca­tor and for­mer school su­per­in­ten­dent. Tom Armelino clearly un­der­stands the value of an ed­u­ca­tion that goes be­yond the class­room.

What could be more im­por­tant than ed­u­cat­ing the next gen­er­a­tion to be re­spon­si­ble cit­i­zens, ac­tively en­gaged in the po­lit­i­cal life of their coun­try? Just like the ath­letes who started “tak­ing a knee” to protest racial in­jus­tice, the stu­dents fol­low­ing in their foot­steps should be ap­plauded for car­ing about their fel­low hu­man be­ings and be­ing brave enough to “stand up” to in­jus­tice.

These young peo­ple are on their way to be­com­ing dis­cern­ing adults and in­volved cit­i­zens, de­spite the mis­guided ef­forts of the ed­u­ca­tors who see it oth­er­wise. Anne Geyer, Hous­ton

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