Story Archive

What Would Socrates Say?

Teacher Michael Frassetto is accused of corrupting the youth of Allentown, Pa. The 38 (and possibly more) charges of corruption of minors were the response to Frassetto’s efforts to mobilize student protesters to walk out of school. (The students were given unexcused absences despite Frassetto’s assurance, in an Internet video, that walking out wouldn’t get them in trouble.) According to the district, 400 students walked out the day of the protest. Some marched and chanted with Frassetto near a statue of Martin Luther King Jr.; others left. Frassetto holds that school officials “don’t care” about minority students. The charter school that employs Frassetto said he’s still on the payroll, but not teaching. Chants included “We young. We strong. We marching all night long.” (AC/Allentown Morning Call) ...Were they protesting for better English lessons?
Original Publication Date: 20 December 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

Is There a Problem on This Page? Let Me Know using the Help button lower right, and thanks.

I believe humanity is held back by the lack of thinking. I provoke thought with examples of what happens when we don’t think, and when we do. This is True is my primary method: stories like this come out every week by email, and basic subscriptions are free. Click here for a subscribe form.

Search for: