Everett Raspberry of Shalimar wonders if the student climate protesters, with all the school they're being excused from, could pass a third-grade math test.

The news has been full of the young climate change protesters and their approval to skip school to attend the rallies.

I suggest that was extremely counterproductive, assuming the educational system still teaches old-fashioned stuff like math, science and civics. Without their thousand-dollar smart phones, I seriously doubt if 90% could pass a third-grade math test, much less a comprehensive science exam.

Good luck America!

Everett Raspberry, Shalimar