[Ed. – Great idea to promote kids skipping school for any reason. According to a recent National Assessment of Educational Progress, 40% of fourth-graders, 33% of eighth-graders, and 25% of 12th-graders were ‘proficient’ or ‘advanced’ in math, and scores in reading and science were equally abysmal.]
On Friday evening, the NBC Nightly News caught up with CNN in highlighting a couple of teenage environmental activists who are promoting an alarmist agenda against global warming while encouraging students to skip school to pressure adults into taking action on the issue. The CBS Evening News also gave the protests a 17-second brief.
Anchorman Lester Holt introduced the one-sided report: “Students took to the streets today in this country and far beyond, calling on our leaders to do more to protect the planet.” No one makes the middle-schoolers prove they got an A in Science.
Correspondent Kelly Cobiella began: “Across America and around the globe, students today went on strike for the climate. … Alexandria Villasenor is just 13 years old, and has been on strike for nearly four months after seeing Swedish teen, Greta Thunberg, calling out world leaders.”
Then came a clip of 15-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg speaking at an event: “You say you love your children above all else, and yet you are stealing their future in front of their very eyes.”
Cobiella then returned to Villasenor’s activism as the NBC reporter continued: “Alexandria helped organize the protests across the U.S.”