Public School Teacher Disciplined For Questioning School Walk Out

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

The public school teacher asked students if they would be permitted to “walk out” of school in protest of abortion.

I wonder if that particular issue this public school teacher raised with her students is what got her in trouble. Maybe she dared to encourage her students to think critically and the school administration doesn’t think that’s her job.

I spoke to a student who didn’t want to participate in the walk out but was afraid of the social consequences. That is what these tax-feeding schools want: students who can be manipulated by emotion or threats of ostracism. Students engaged in critical thinking is considered mission failure.

CBS 13 Sacramento reports, “California High School Teacher On Leave After Questioning School Shooting Walkout.

Benzel says she never discouraged her students from participating in the national school walk out, but she did question whether it’s appropriate for a school to support a protest against gun violence if they’re not willing to support all protests.

“And so I just kind of used the example which I know it’s really controversial, but I know it was the best example I thought of at the time—a group of students nationwide, or even locally, decided ‘I want to walk out of school for 17 minutes’ and go in the quad area and protest abortion, would that be allowed by our administration?” she said.

She says the administration didn’t talk to her about her lecture, last week.

But while thousands of students walked out of class, Mrs. Benzel received a letter from her human resources department, informing her she’s being placed on paid administrative leave.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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