Reports of the demise of civics education are greatly exaggerated.

For the past month since the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, in which 17 people were killed, many teenagers across the U.S., motivated by shock and fear, have been living out the concepts in their government textbooks. 

Students in New Albany petitioned their government, in this case the school board. Dozens of teens in Bexley sat down with school administrators to negotiate how best to express themselves.

High schoolers in Columbus, Bexley, Westerville, Olentangy, New Albany and elsewhere are getting ready to peacefully assemble at 10 a.m. on Wednesday by walking out of class and doing other activities to draw attention to their cause.

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