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Walkout fallout: School districts hit with backlash over political activism

Click here: A week after the March 14 walkout, school officials are fielding complaints from parents outraged by the specter of their kids engaged in political protesting on school time, as well as reports of criminal mischief committed by teens who treated the event as a get-out-of-class-free card. “If they get away with this, they’ll be free to engage in any kind of political activity in the schools that they wish,” said Mr. Cleveland, a parent who has a third-grader in the Chicago Public Schools.