Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) in Maryland are now offering therapy to students upset at President-elect Donald Trump’s victory.
A message from superintendent Jack R. Smith states MCPS’s intent to assist “our staff and students in processing the outcome of Tuesday’s presidential election.”
“Counselors are available to help students process any concerns or feelings they have about the election. Curricular resources have been provided to assist teachers in discussing the election,” the letter states.
Smith also reiterates that the “diversity of our community and the many cultures, languages, and religions that make up our school system” is the school’s “greatest strength.”
Educational institutions, from primary schools to colleges, have been thrown into shock by Trump’s victory. High schools in California and Maryland have seen walkouts, and the reaction on college campuses has been apoplectic.
Montgomery County has been ranked as one of America’s richest counties.