(TargetLiberty.org) – A Long Island teenager is facing a full year’s suspension from school after trying to attend classes in person. Maverick Stow, a 17-year-old student at William Floyd High School in Mastic, NY, was arrested last week for not following the school’s remote-learning schedule as part of a protest against the new teaching regime.
The school has brought in a hybrid teaching scheme, with students doing two days of proper classes and three days of “remote learning” at home. Stow disagrees with the scheme, and believes all classes should be in person. Last Tuesday, he turned up at school on a remote learning day, and was given a five-day suspension. On Thursday, he attended school again; this time he was arrested for trespassing and suspended through next June, and he’ll miss prom and graduation.
Long Island student arrested after attempting to attend school in-person at William Floyd High School after suspension for attending on remote day – ABC7 New York https://t.co/1B0zQxgExb
— The Grade (@thegrade_) September 11, 2020
Schools have relied on remote learning a lot this year, but the evidence is that it hasn’t worked out well. Millions of students couldn’t get online; millions more didn’t bother. Maverick Stow made a stand for proper education in a public school system that likes to take the easy way out, and now he’s being punished for it.
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