Tuesday, October 26, 2021

School Board Meetings & The Culture Wars

I recently watched our local School Board meeting in Reno, Nevada on a live feed that lasted until 1 am in the morning.  We were not in town, or I would have been at the meeting.  Our School Board knew that this meeting would be attended by an over flow crowd; but refused to change the venue so many parents and concerned citizens, who waited hours to speak during public comment portions of the meeting were forced to wait outside in the cold weather.   This was a disgraceful attempt to silence the community that failed. 

First, as to public comment directions.  Our School Board lectures parents and concerned citizens concerning what they are allowed to say.  I have written them many times that the directions they provide are an unconstitutional violation of 1st Amendment rights.  While School Boards can and should demand order, they do not have the right to tell anybody what they can or cannot say no matter how odious the speech provided that such speech does not incite violence.  

This particular School Board meeting involved a Board Member who committed Fraud.  She moved out of the her district yet continued to serve on the Board for more than two years collecting a monthly stipend.  So, hours were spent on who knew what and when.  An outside law firm was hired for thousands of dollars to conduct a meaningless "investigation" rather than to determine how to get the monies back from the fraudulent Board Member.  Since none of the testimony was under oath, which is what should have occurred in a Grand Jury investigation and the attorney never had the fraudulent School Board member testify, it was a complete waste of time and money.  The real intent of this bogus process was to go after the only White Male conservative on the Board who was the Whistle Blower because he made the issue public despite being told by one Board Member to "let it go".  

That gets me to the ranting and raving School Board President, who happens to be a Black admitted Democrat Socialist who in essence prosecuted the case against the Whistle Blower in an attempt to censure him.  This woman spent 20 minutes delivering the most hate filled racist slander, I have ever seen happen at a public meeting of any kind.  She accused her fellow conservative Board Member of everything conceivable.  Frankly, he would have every right to sue her for slander and defamation of character.  Fortunately, saner minds on the Board prevailed as the vote was 4 to 2 to basically table the censure motion.  The School Board President was so out of control that it was impossible for the majority on the Board to support her censure motion.  

I was so proud of the several hundred parents and other concerned citizens who waited hours to speak in support of the School Board member who the School Board President attempted to censure.  They knew very clearly that this attempt was part of the broader culture war that is happening all over the country in reference to opposition to Critical Race Theory Marxist, racist, revisionist, fake history along with things like Gender Screening and pushing the LGBTQIA agenda that are happening in our school district and many others.  The conservative School Board member naturally is opposed to what he sees occurring, which is why he was targeted.   

All of this is happening when half the students in our country cannot read or do math at grade level including in Reno where I live.  Further, Nevada ranks at the very bottom of all states related to academic performance; yet we face this kind of BS.  Public schools have lost their way.  They are failing our country because School Boards and Administrators just do not understand their mission.  The good news is that parents and concerned citizens are mad as hell and we are not going to take it anymore.  There will be many more confrontational School Board meetings to force change that must take place for the sake of our nation's children.  There is no other option.  

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