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2135, 14 Mar 18

Only 14% Turnout for Walkout in West Bend

Good for the kids in West Bend. Despite being encouraged by the district administration, assured that there would not be any consequences  if they walk out, and the administration pushing the protest all the way down to the 5th grade, the vast majority of the kids stayed put. Kudos to a student body that has more sense than some of the folks teaching them.




2135, 14 March 2018


  1. jjf

    What are some examples of the way that the “administration push[ed] the protest all the way down to the 5th grade”?

  2. Owen

    Silverbrook, mentioned in the email from the district, is for 5th and 6th grade students.

  3. jjf

    Again, where you derive the “pushed”? What did they do to “push” this protest? How do you distinguish student-initiated demonstrations from “pushed”?

  4. Owen

    If your boss came to you and said, “there’s a protest today and you won’t be punished if you go to it. Furthermore, we’ll set aside a place for it and I’ll come along to supervise it…” wouldn’t you feel pushed to participate? If you were 12 years old, would you? Such is the power of authority figures.

  5. jjf

    Again, do you have any evidence that that happened?

    In a similar vein, if there was a student group “Meet At the Flagpole” to pray every lunch hour, and the advisor was the principal, do you think students are “pushed” to participate, and we should damn the principal for illegally promoting religion via their authority?

  6. Paul

    Eso si que es!

  7. Kevin Scheunemann

    Should be 14% subject to discipline for disrespecting taxpayer.

  8. Mark Hoefert

    In a similar vein, if there was a student group “Meet At the Flagpole” to pray every lunch hour

    Would not happen here, so it is a moot question – WBSD has closed campus policy – students must remain in the building from the time of their 1st class period through the end of their last class period, not allowed out during lunch.

    Last fall some students did do a prayer by the flagpole before school.  No issue, as they did it on their own time – if they had not been in their seats at the 7:20 bell they would have gotten a tardy.


  9. jjf

    The issue wasn’t the location. The issue was whether teacher-advisors for student groups are exerting the pushing and facilitating that seem to be giving Owen the fantods.

  10. Mark Hoefert

    The issue seems to be your inability to articulate a specific scenario based on fact, not some imaginary construct that seems to exist in your mind.  That is the real issue, indeed.

  11. jjf

    Owen claims the administration or teachers are pushing and facilitating, but he offers no evidence of those charged words. I get the impression that any sort of their supervision or discussion constitutes coercion in his mind.

  12. jjf

    One example from Connecticut?

  13. billphoto

    As this was a political event and not classroom instruction, who paid for the teachers, administrators and law enforcement?

    Nor have I heard any plans on who the school administrators plan to make up the lost classroom time.

  14. jjf

    If a group of students didn’t call for laws to change but merely read the names of the seventeen dead one per minute, is that political?

  15. Kevin Scheunemann

    Yes it is political.

    Everything is political.

    To say something is above the political fray is a highly political statement. It is arrogant and disgusting, because it implies your view is above criticism.

  16. jjf

    So if you had your way, there would be corporal punishment and Christian prayer in public schools and that’s political? If the school has an assembly praising military service, that’s political?

  17. Paul

    If they were praying for the 17 victims, cryin’ John Foust would get off his Pamelyn Ferdin fap page and demand the students be expelled.

  18. Kevin Scheunemann


    If we are going to be hostile toward basic Christian speech (however that is sorted illegally by substance review), we should be equally hostile to the great godless liberal religious perversions of society in public schools. To be “fair”.

  19. Paul

    Pay no mind to known sockpuppet and cuck John Foust, Kevin.

  20. jjf

    Kevin, I don’t understand. Who’s being hostile? Is basic Christian speech necessarily political?

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