May 282017

With the availability of the internet and classes that centre on civics, a large group of kids visiting Washington D.C from New Jersey refused to be photographed with the Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan.

Speaker Ryan is one of the most unpopular politicians in the country — and he’s polling particularly poorly among one 8th grade class. Eighth grade students from South Orange Middle School in South Orange, New Jersey were on a school trip to Washington D.C. on Friday when they were given a very special opportunity: a photo-op with Speaker Paul Ryan.



Hitler with kids – white fair-skinned kids. Under normal circumstances, many studentwould leap for the chance to take a photo with the third most powerful politician in the country. Close to 100 8th graders refused to take a photo with the Speaker and instead sat in a parking lot across the street. Speaker Ryan then took a photo with the remaining class and posted it to his Instagram.

“I can’t take a picture with someone who supports a budget that would destroy public education and would leave 23 million people without healthcare,” Matthew Malespina, a student at the school, told his local newspaper, The Village Green.

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