“80% of NYC public school graduates are functional illiterates. Yet students are encouraged to skip school to attend a lecture by teen global warming Princess Greta Thornberg.”
Source: The College Fix
New York City schools will excuse absences for students who wish to participate in “climate strikes” taking place at various locales on September 20.
Those Interested will need parental permission, and “younger” students must be accompanied by a parent, according to a school district tweet.
“We applaud our students when they raise their voices in a safe and respectful manner on issues that matter to them,” another district tweet read.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio joined the Twitter fun in praising students for their activism, and invoked the ever-shrinking amount of time humans have to prevent Earth’s destruction: “We have ten years to save the planet. TEN YEARS. Today’s leaders are making decisions for our environment that our kids will have to live with.”