BY PERRY BEEMAN: I remember when I was a student at Central Junior High School in Ames, a classmate ran for Student Council on a platform partly about getting chocolate milk in the cafeteria. Later, the issues grew more serious. We wore armbands to class to protest the Vietnam War. Our teachers didn’t try to tell us we couldn’t protest, as Des Moines administrators did with students there, spawning the landmark Tinker v. Des Moines case and a U.S. Supreme Court decision that firmly said students don’t “shed their constitutional rights at the schoolhouse gate.” Now, students are walking out of class to draw attention to climate change, CNN reported. A number of Ames students were among them, according to the Ames TribuneSwedish activist Greta Thunberg, 16, started the trend, which included walkouts in Europe.