…and I had so many teachers out that I had to close school, it would happen at most for one day, while I developed a lesson plan. The next day, anyone whose teacher didn’t show would go into the gym for an assembly. We’d have a teach-in about the bill, the true nature of labor unions and their relationship to both Communism and violence, with lots of films and music. We’d make it fun, and we’d do it again and again, until the teachers came back…who would then have to answer questions from their students. Is that propaganda? Yes, but so is most history/”social studies” taught in school. Is it likely to happen, given that administrators are part of the system? No. But if you’re a principal in Ohio, you’d best get ready, because it’s coming here. For that matter, the Tea Party could prepare such a teach-in, and arrange space in some church, so that when school was cancelled, working parents would have some place to daycare their kids. This would take courage, as other bureaucrats would probably call the place an illegal unlicensed day care. But it’s worth discussing and trying to implement.
If I were a principal in Wisconsin