Q: Why are more than twenty high school students facing suspension and possible expulsion from Morton West High School in the Chicago suburb of Berwyn?
A: They organized a peaceful protest against the Iraq War during lunch hour last week.
Q: What are they charged with?
A: Gross disobedience and mob activity.
Q: Why were the top students and student-athletes who participated in the protest given more lenient penalties than those with lower grades?
A: Good question. So far district superintendent Ben Nowakowski has offered no explanation.