Rob Glumac said he didn’t think much of the student walkouts and asked, “My first question is, do any of them know anything about electoral votes?”
Dorcas Rodgers, who has a 13-year-old daughter, felt differently. “I think if it were my daughter and she walked out, I would support it. She’s a great student, straight As, she’ll make it up,” Rodgers said.
“We teach them to think for themselves and to make decisions, so hopefully the decisions that they’re making, the consequences, whatever they may be, will be worthwhile,” she added.
Lyn Perry said if the student demonstrators were serious, they were going at it all wrong. “When I was in high school, I was politically active. I wrote letters. I testified before a congressional subcommittee hearing. Protesting and just blocking streets is not how you do things in America.”
Perry said the students were “echoing irresponsible adults” and added, “This is how you have college students who don’t have to take midterm exams because they’re too sad. I’m sorry — welcome to the real world. You don’t get a trophy when you get second place.”