NYC Public Schools Excusing Students Who Plan On Participating In Upcoming Climate Strike

The Daily Caller | 9/12/2019 | Staff
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New York’s public schools announced Thursday afternoon that they will excuse students who plan on attending various climate strikes throughout the city.

“@NYCschools will excuse absences of students participating in the #ClimateStrike on Friday 9/20,” the NYC Public School’s Twitter account notes. “Students will need parental consent. Younger students can only leave school with a parent.”

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“We applaud our students when they raise their voices in a safe and respectful manner on issues that matter to them,” the account adds. “Young people around the world are joining the #ClimateStrike this week—showing that student action will lead us forward.”

The school account retweeted Mayor Bill de Blasio, who posted a tweet Thursday morning announcing the decision.

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The New York Democrat published a tweet earlier in the day praising kids who wish to give up a day to protest climate change.

“We have ten years to save the planet. TEN YEARS. Today’s leaders are making decisions...
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