Immigrant Students Encouraged to Attend Rally

AP, April 8, 2006

ROCKVILLE, Md.—A decision to give students community service credit for attending a protest on immigration rights is causing concern in Montgomery County.

Some parents and activists are saying school officials should focus on education, not political advocacy.

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Edwards says students will receive service learning hours for participating in the rally as long as they do so under the supervision of a community group that has been approved by the school system.

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