We’re not sure how leaving class will demonstrate to Trump — or anyone else — that the president should rethink his policies. Maybe gathering in the evening or on a weekend, when most students are out of class, would have revealed how many of the participants were willing to sacrifice their social lives, rather than an instructional session – to make their voices heard. Wednesday’s midday protest, on the other hand, looked a lot like playing hooky.Hooky! That's how it starts. Next thing you know, the kids will be smoking under the bleachers at Tiger Stadium and sass-mouthing the order-takers at Raising Cane's.
[A]t a time when Louisiana is struggling to adequately fund its colleges and universities, the sight of students skipping class to thumb their noses at Trump seemed off-key, confirming the conservative caricature of the president’s critics as a legion of liberal loons.Sick burn, The Advocate! But if it sets just one liberal loon Tiger on the road leading away from juvenile delinquency, it all will have been worth it.
There are better ways to protest a president’s actions, as one might learn in a history course. To grasp those lessons, though, you have to show up for class.