Teach Your Children Well - II
Michael was sent from school for violating a school district policy.
Michael was “livid” and thought “his rights were being violated”.
Michael and his mother said they "forgot" about the school policy.
Michael’s antics at school the next two days were enough to earn him a seat in the principal's office "immediately"
"The entire protest was Michael's idea. My husband and I did not approve of this," Michael’s mother said. "We warned him that he would get into trouble.”
Laura Coviello, Michael’s mother said she spoke with schools Superintendent Joseph Luongo, who explained district policy.
Michael continued his “protest” and on the third day, Principal Peter O'Hare told Michael his behavior was disruptive.
Michael was given a note to bring home to his parents explaining that he was barred from continuing his “protest”.
That's when Laura Coviello contacted the ACLU.
"If Michael wants to protest, then he should have that right," Laura Coviello said.
After that, Michael continued his protest everyday.
Last week, the Coviellos, an ACLU representative and school administrators crafted a compromise
"This is the right outcome," ACLU attorney Jeanne LoCicero said in a written statement. Michael protested a "senseless, discriminatory school policy," she said.
What was Michael Coviello “protesting” and what “right” was the ACLU defending?
Fausta has the answer.