We shared the idea to an advisor of an independent charter school in the Menomonee Valley, who laughed.
Joey Zocher is in charge of more than 100 students at Escuela Verde. The advisor believes the culture of our school should serve as a barometer of our current society. Teachers understanding what students go through is how she believes her students will succeed.
"They come in with high trauma from their home lives and the neighborhoods they live in and often not due to anything to create this trauma," said Zocher.
She is also letting them organize demonstrations, which she calls a civics lesson.
"We can recognize our youth are unhappy, we just saw them march in droves," said Zocher.
"March For Our Lives" posters made by her students are propped up at the school's entrance. Those posters will remain there when the students return from spring break.