“Because I am concerned about my students and your children being exposed to language and behavior that is not in concert with the most conservative social and family values, I have decided to show the inauguration of Donald Trump this Friday, but we will not view Mr. Trump’s inauguration speech.”
The inauguration will be broadcast during the school day — at different times depending on time zone — and across the country teachers are deciding whether to let students watch and/or listen. In most places, it appears that teachers are being given discretion by administrators. That’s what 9News found in a survey of big school districts in Colorado, for example. “Watching the inauguration is up to leaders at each individual school,” a Denver public schools district spokesman told the station.