From a Wisconsin columnist who thinks the spoiled teacher protests there could be a good moment to indoctrinate young people about social justice:
For some families, when your child’s teacher takes off for a protest in Madison, it can seem like a wasted day….
Students who wondered where their teachers were last week should be assigned to do a paper on what happened in Madison and describe why such events are part of the American experience. Most of all, students should try to figure out exactly why their teachers were gone and whether or not they can agree with their reasons.
Yes, that’s much more important than math or reading. American students are dangerously lacking in basic knowledge and skills, but it will do them so much good if their teachers skip an indefinite number of school days, and then return to run a self-righteous instructional unit about it.