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Parents upset about Ivanka Trump-school visit
Kelly Wright reports from Washington, DC
A surprise school visit from Ivanka Trump drew anger from some parents of the Connecticut academy, with a crack to protest your child from the class, the first daughter and White house adviser-a father, a President Trump.
“This should brought been to our attention that although I understand, for security reasons. I think we should be choosing our child to send to school or keep them home,” Karey Fitzgerald, Norwalk Early College Academy parent, said News 12 Connecticut Monday after Ivanka’s Trump look’.
“Only one of the parents withdrew their students for the school day the Monday after a hearing of the visit,” Brenda Williams, Norwalk Public schools Chief Communications Officer, told Fox News on Wednesday. “With the exception of those directly participating, the visit was kept secret, for security reasons, and the parents.”
Trump, however, seemed to not be aware of or insensitive to the complaints.
“It was an honor to have so many bright and talented students!” the first daughter wrote on social media following the visit with students and faculty at the Norwalk Early College Academy, as they continue their tour to promote STEM and computer science education in schools across the nation.
Great visit to Norwalk Early College Academy today with @IBM CEO @GinniRometty. PTECH schools to equip high school students with skills training in #STEM & computer science, in order to thrive in our modern economy. It was an honor to have so many bright and talented students! pic.twitter.com/BPYuoTffsK
— Ivanka Trump (@Ivanka Trump) December 18, 2017
“Ms. trump is the guest of IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, who was in school, speak with students in the Norwalk Early College Academy,” Williams said. “The students discussed their experiences in taking college classes while in high school, the benefits of your IBM internships and on-the-job experiences, and your plans for the future.”
Williams added that this was an opportunity to showcase the school, their “innovative educational program.”
IBM developed the academic model in the NECA program, which allows students, at the same time, a high-school diploma and an associate degree in software engineering or mobile programming earn, during the development of the technical skills.
“PTECH schools to equip high school students with skills training in #stem cells and computer science, in order to thrive in our modern economy,” trump wrote.
Prior to the visit to the Trump appeared on “Fox & Friends” and campaigned for the “historical” tax reform, the White house hopes to sign before Christmas.
Caleb Parke is an associate editor for FoxNews.com. You can follow him on Twitter @Caleb Parke