Parents upset over Ivanka Trump's surprise visit to Conn. high school

Ivanka Trump's visit caused a stir at a CT high school, with some parents reportedly pulling children out of class and complaining little advance notice was given. "I think we should have had the choice to send our child to school or keep them home", Karey Fitzgerald, a Norwalk Early College Academy parent, told News 12 Connecticut Monday following Ivanka Trump's appearance. They said they received little information about Ivanka's visit, possibly due to security concerns.

Karey Fitzgerald, of Norwalk, told News 12 CT, that she thinks parents should have had the choice of whether to send their child to school when Trump was there.

Trump and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty spoke with a handful of students at the academy.

The presidential daughter and adviser visited Norwalk Early College Academy on Monday to talk to the students about the importance of career education.


Here's hoping that, next time, the school gives parents enough warning about controversial visitors...

'To see the passion and enthusiasm for bringing real life skills into a classroom environment but then coupling it with real life experience through internship creates this really handsome virtuous angle, ' Trump said of the meeting.

In her role as first daughter, Trump has pushed for heavy focus on education in sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics.

After her trip to the school, Ivanka later tweeted her praise for the staff and "bright, talented students", along with photos from the visit. IBM created the academic model the program is built around. Ivanka has visited several schools to promote the fields and try to get girls more interested in it. "But we're going to change that, right, ladies?"


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