To the Editor:
One of the claims made by our excellent school system in Ridgefield is that critical thinking is emphasized. The recent walk-out to protest “gun violence” by calling for the banning of guns, was not supported by all students. Some teachers at ERMS forced students who tried to stand up for what they believed in, to join the protest anyway or face an extra workload their protesting peers didn’t have to do. The students saw this as punishment for straying from the group-think agenda. Did the principal approve of this bullying? Is the claim of teaching “critical thinking” only so much edu-babble that doesn’t apply when a student disagrees with a teacher’s political agenda?