NYC Public Schools to Excuse Students Who Participate in ‘Climate Strike’

Climate Depot | 9/13/2019 | Admin
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New York’s public school officials 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 New York City Public Schools’ 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 schools’ Twitter account adds. “Young people around the world are joining the #ClimateStrike this week—showing that student action will lead us forward.”

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

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

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