Jay Sandt's Feb. 28 letter to the editor states that Fargo-Moorhead schools, like some other Minnesota schools, should restrict students from leaving school to protest, even if they have parental permission. This view, although widely held, contradicts existing protections.
North Dakota's education system relies heavily on rural schools, which sometimes are not able to challenge students to reach their fullest potentials. This leaves the state's gifted students looking elsewhere for something to challenge them academically. With programs such as Governor's School, motivated students are able to seek out such opportunities outside of the classroom.