I was equally appalled that teachers encouraged their students to participate in the protests. Its one thing to be an idiot with your own kids its entirely reprehensible to be an idiot with someone else's. A teachers first priority is to ensure that the kids are in a safe enviroment. Hangin with union thugs doesnt qualify.
If these morons had a hint of self awareness perhaps they could see how fascistly repugnant this tactic is. After all they are not the first to use children to meet their ends.