Professor: Students Should ‘Accept the Consequences’ If They Skip Class to Protest


University of Maryland professor Jason Nichols said Sunday that if students skip class to take part in political protests, they should be ready to accept the consequences of an absence.

Under one Maryland school district’s proposal, students would be permitted to take part in political protests and other kinds of “civic engagement” during class up to three times a year.

The Montgomery County school board is expected to approve the proposal that would apply to high school students, according to The Washington Post.

Nichols said on Fox & Friends that there needs to be a distinction between civic engagement and a protest.

“I don’t think that you always seek the permission of an institution in order to protest. That takes power away from the protest,” he said. “If are going to protest … you have to accept the consequences of going to protest and I think that’s a good thing.” – READ MORE

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