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Teaching Students How to Dissent Is Part of Democracy

Society & Culture  (tags: activism, activists, protests, kids, children, freedom, civil rights )

- 308 days ago -
In scenes unprecedented in previous school shootings, the past few weeks have been marked by students taking to the streets, to the media, to corporations and elected officials in protest over gun practices and policies.


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Judy C (91)
Saturday March 17, 2018, 5:58 pm
It's too bad that it took tragic events to get kids to dissent, but it is very good news is they are waking up to their rights and responsibilities in a democratic government and also their power as citizens. My 15-year-old granddaughter has participated at her school, and we have discussed it a lot. These kids have their work out for them the way the future is looking for our country and the world. Thanks Freya.

Colleen L (3)
Sunday March 18, 2018, 1:10 am
Agree with Judy. Thanks Freya

Animae C (508)
Sunday March 18, 2018, 3:43 am


Danuta W (1251)
Sunday March 18, 2018, 6:05 am

Derek Richardson (192)
Sunday March 18, 2018, 7:11 am
Noted, thanks for sharing.

Derry Richardson (38)
Sunday March 18, 2018, 8:25 am
Thanks, noted.

Patrice Z (16)
Sunday March 18, 2018, 2:15 pm
I, personally, am so proud of the young activists. I intend to be out there Saturday, March 24th, at the State Capitol building to rally with them as they March for Our Lives.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday March 19, 2018, 4:28 am
Here's where social media can be a very useful and powerful tool.

Nita L (127)
Monday March 19, 2018, 6:01 am
Thank you Freya

Fiona O (562)
Monday March 19, 2018, 1:12 pm
Students knew how to dissent before it was taught....true revolution is learned by sincere revolutionaries...cannot be taught, there is no map or blueprint.

Classes in Social Justice, Feminism and other omnipotent victim identity groups...are a waste a students time....revolutions are forged in their own furnace as they develope.

Angela J (61)
Monday March 19, 2018, 9:37 pm

Richard A (2)
Friday April 6, 2018, 9:18 am
Civics classes and the importance of participating in our government should be mandatory, perhaps starting in eighth grade, and continuing on through twelfth grade.
Thank you.

S J (130)
Saturday April 7, 2018, 1:00 pm
Meows Freya, I let my students to question what's going on and make easily understand of difficult philosophy. We can tell them some not all, revolution is certainly not a how to, but I do tell them to help the weakers and they are not the weakest. I think any human can sense the injustice but it takes courage to fight back and that needs many ingredients and again I realize that I am anable to teach anyone to be brave, but I can implant a time bomb in their minds. Then let time and space prove it. Meows meow

Angela J (61)
Saturday April 14, 2018, 10:22 pm

Latoya Brookins (1)
Friday July 20, 2018, 1:27 am
If I could redo 6th grade, I'd protest the science class because the teacher killed a deer and brought in the eyeball, fed living mice to a snake during class, and had us dissect fish, frogs, and baby pigs.
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