It was bad enough when Portland Public Schools, becoming infamous for poor educational quality, wasted precious instructional time in a National School Walkout organized by the Left. At Sunnyside Environmental School and perhaps others, the events persisted for a second day, with roughly a hundred students released again from class to march down through Southeast Streets chanting “hey ho, hey ho, the NRA has got to go.” (A thirty-second video of the tail end of the march can be seen at:
“It is a core mission of the Republican Party to protect the Second Amendment,” said James Buchal, Chair of the Multnomah Republican Party. “Responsible Portland parents expect their children to be at their schools and in class, and not literally running wild through the streets. These events place children in danger as political pawns for Leftist school personnel.”
Buchal called upon concerned parents to take action against educational officials to recover ever-increasing amounts of educational funds wasted in Portland on these and other public protest activities. ORS 260.432 and administrative rules of the City of Portland prohibit public employees from political activities while on the job, and pursuant to ORS 294.100, school officials are individually liable for the return of misspent funds. Parents interested in joining a petition for recovery of these funds should call the MCRP and leave their contact information at 503-956-0919.
Buchal also quoted Thomas Jefferson as saying “To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves is sinful and tyrannical.”