“We’ve been talking about taking a stand all year long,” said Johnson, who has been teaching in Oak Park Elementary School District 97 for eight years.
Human trafficking is a cause she is passionate about, and when her students learned that children sometimes are forced into such situations, they caught some of that passion.
“We talked about a few different causes,” said Johnson.
Johnson said they spoke about how “people really need to be treated fairly. … They’re in fifth grade. (Discussion) is age-appropriate. We mostly focus on forced labor” instead of delving into the more sensitive issue of prostitution.
Source: Chicago Tribune