Delaware County students planned a rally Thursday at the Media Courthouse to let adults around them know that they, too, have opinions about returning to school and playing sports in this age of COVID-19, reports Kimberly Davis for Philadelphia.cbslocal.com.
Students say no one is listening to them and they should, since they’re the ones affected by decisions made.
“We hear a lot of adults arguing, yelling, and arguing about what should happen,” Rally For The Kids co-organizer Kevin Cage said. “But what we are not doing is listening to the kids.”
Some kids say they been having football practice for the past two months with no issues and want to continue playing, along with attending in-person classes.
“I’ve been playing sports my whole life,” 17-year-old Jeremy Lehmann said. “It’s just a part of my life and when it stopped, it was just kind of hard to find other ways to occupy my time.”
Teens are OK with no fans in the stands as long as they get to play.
“I hope that they at least take into consideration what we want, not just what they want,” Jeremy said.
Read more about this effort for students to have their voices heard here.
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