The Kids Could Not Believe It

Frank Lara, teacher.

The week after Trump got elected we organized a march against hate here at our school. Families came. It was something like 700 people.
One of the conversation with the kids was: “Oh well, Donald Trump is so dumb!”
I had to pause and be like: “You know he is very smart. He has investors. He influences people. He reads several papers every day and I can’t get you to read at grade level.”
You are here and complaining that you don’t want to read because reading is boring.
And yet, these people who are in power can. And the kids could not believe it!

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