Free speech and kids
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