NYC schools allowing students to skip class to join Greta Thunberg for climate change protest

NYC schools allowing students to skip class to join Greta Thunberg for climate change protest
Greta Thunberg. Daily Mail video, YouTube

[Ed. – Suppose instead students wanted to stage a walkout to protest the fact that schools are gun-free zones, which have been shown to place students in greater danger. Would De Blasio be on board with that?]

Children who attend New York City public schools will be allowed to cut classes on Friday to join Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg for a protest at the United Nations.

“@NYCschools will excuse absences of students participating in the #ClimateStrike on Friday 9/20. Students will need parental consent. Younger students can only leave school with a parent,” the school district tweeted along with a tweet from Mayor Bill de Blasio saying the students would be allowed to take part in the protest.

Thunberg started Fridays for Future school walkouts in her hometown of Stockholm a year ago, a movement that has spread around the world and, according to the Fridays for Future website, 2,400 events will be taking place around the world from September 20 through September 27. …

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