An unannounced school visit by first daughter Ivanka Trump, intended to be a pleasant surprise, wound up causing some anti-Donald-Trump parents to pull their kids from class.
Ivanka spent Monday morning at the Norwalk Early College Academy in Connecticut talking about the importance of education in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The first daughter’s visit to the academy was part of her tour pushing for STEM and computer science education in classrooms.
"To see the passion and enthusiasm for bringing real-life skills into a classroom environment, but then coupling it with real-life experience through an internship, creates this really beautiful virtuous angle," she said, according to News 12 Connecticut.
But some parents who oppose her father yanked their children from class. They said they received little information about Ivanka’s visit, possibly due to security concerns.
"This should have been brought to our attention, although I do understand security reasons. I think we should have had the choice to send our child to school or keep them home,” Karey Fitzgerald, a Norwalk parent, told the news channel.
An alumna of the academy, Monica Mercuri, also disapproved of Ivanka's visit to her alma mater. "Hope the diversity of our students and our large immigrant population doesn't scare her away!" she tweeted.
Ivanka’s Twitter account on Monday afternoon did not reflect any awareness of or concern about the parents’ actions.
Date Posted: Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 , Total Page Views: 8566
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