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Uncle Irvin: Avon Grove Peace Club may be off-limits

02/07/2017 11:58AM, Published by Richard Gaw, Categories: Opinion, Today, Schools

An e-mail sent to parents of Avon Grove High School students on Jan. 30, 2017 refers to an event that is probably off-limits to a public school. The e-mail is printed below:

Peace Club
Are you upset or worried about any of the actions taken by President Trump since taking office? If you're worried about the environment, health care, immigration, gender equality, police brutality, first amendment rights, LGBTQ rights, or any of his nominations for the cabinet, come to PEACE Club this Tuesday after school in Mrs. Young's room, 506! PEACE will be writing letters and making phone calls to Pennsylvania representatives and senators to make sure that our voices are heard. You do NOT need to be a member to attend on Tuesday. Come and write a  letter about whichever issue is bothering you, and be the change you want to see!

The Peace Club agenda, as listed in the e-mail, is blatantly political and partisan in nature.
Our public schools are not places to discuss these controversial political subjects. Avon Grove School District Superintendent M. Christopher Marchese and the school board should vet the agenda of the Peace Club and restrict it to non-political subjects or history.

(Uncle Irvin's column is his opinion only, and is not a news story.)

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