A Minnesota school backed out from an agreement to host veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan in the classroom. What an opportunity to learn about history in the making. I remember when some Vietnam vets came to our school and talked about the war. I’ll never forget it and learned more about the war than from the news.

“The event was structured to be an academic classroom discussion around military service. We thought we’d provide an opportunity for kids to learn about service in the context of our history classes,” Massey said. “As the day progressed, it became clear that this was becoming a political event … which would be inappropriate in a public setting.

Whatever you think about the war this would have been an eye-opening experience for a lot of young people and teachers.  I support those families and kids that skip school to attend this.

Free speech in the classroom? Not for soldiers
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