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   This is an excellent idea.    Many corporations do the same thing.   USAA is one of them in San Antonio.     It is interesting, the participation of public events such as MLK marches are well attended under their Corporate banner.     

    To integrate this into Public Education is indeed a reminder / training to be an individual engaged in the public process of voicing ones opinion.     That is why so many people have become engaged in the Voting Registration process and the follow-up GOTV.   

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allow public high school students to take as many as three excused absences a year to participate in political protests and other forms of “civic engagement” during the school day.”

 

“We want students to be prepared to be active citizens and be the next generation of leaders and learning,” O’Neill said. “Public education was established to prepare the next generation of citizens in this country, and learning doesn’t just occur in the classroom, it occurs in life experiences.”

 

Good idea IMO, some will use it, some will exploit it.

 

I suggest a report for the class, which could include phone pictures and videos. Kind of like the " what did you do on your summer vacation " stuff we used to do in school.

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https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/education/k-12/bs-md-moco-schools-absences-20181123-story...

 

Go MoCo!

 

“Skipping school to attend a protest is likely to get much easier for high school students in suburban Maryland beginning as early as January.

 

That’s when the school board in Montgomery County is expected to approve a revamped proposal to allow public high school students to take as many as three excused absences a year to participate in political protests and other forms of “civic engagement” during the school day.”

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“The district’s proposal is believed to be one of very few in the country that would formally let students take an excused day off to join marches, lead protests, lobby leaders, campaign for candidates or otherwise partake in civic action. It comes in a year that has seen high school students at the forefront of political protests across the country, particularly on gun violence issues, but extending into political campaign matters including student debt, health care and abortion rights.”

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“We’re taught about how important it is to be engaged in our world and community, and to be aware of what’s going on and to be a responsible participant in the democratic process,” said Ananya Tadikonda, 17, a senior at Richard Montgomery High School and the student representative on the Montgomery County Board of Education. “This proposal gives students an opportunity to exercise civic responsibility without being penalized for it.”

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