So many of the students in my school are planning on participating in the March 14th walkout over school shootings. On that day, I have a small quiz planned. It is only 15 points, which compared to the total number of points I have available, is very insignificant. (Getting a 0 on it would move a student's grade down by only like 2% at most.) I am going back and forth with this. I definitely support the students in walking out and agree with the message, but I am not sure what to do about the small quiz. Part of me wants to give those students 0s. Not because I disagree with what they are doing, but because I want them to see that actions have consequences. This is because I want the students to realize that affecting change is not going to be easy, and there could be unfortunate consequences to protests in the real world. If this issue is really important to them, the few points they are losing should be inconsequential. Facilitating the protest too much to me makes it less authentic, and it encourages kids to walk out just to get out of class. It is not an excused absence from class to attend the walk-out, and so, any other cut would have the same consequences. Maybe I'm thinking too much into it, but if the kids really feel this is an important issue to take a stand on (and I would agree that it is!), then they should show that they are willing to take a 0 to make a stand.