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for Blaska for Safer Schools!
You wonder how Madison schools became incubators for kids hijacking cars and crashing into homes and innocent drivers? They’re just “challenging authority!”
You wonder why a net difference of 804 kids are sent by their parents (while remaining Madison residents) to suburban schools? To avoid being tased by vengeful cops!
Wonder why the state recently approved three non-district school charters, including one by Kaleem Caire? Because capitalism is driving them crazy!
So says Mr. Keith Kinion whom (we’re guessing here) is not voting David Blaska for Seat #4 on the Madison Board of Education. This is his entry today on my Facebook page:
The problem with Madison schools?
Not enough kids ‘challenging authority’
Insane victim of capitalism speaks out
Keith Kinion — It’s not healthy to have cops, armed with all manner of appurtenances of repression, walking up and down the halls of our schools. It would have a chilling effect on these students’ willingness to challenge and question authority. When they have to walk through a gauntlet of cops carrying bully clubs, tazers, and guns, its likely to produce students who are docile, fearful of authority in general, and inclined to conform ideologically.
Instead of cops in schools, I would propose mandatory classes for students to learn about the connection between right-wing politics and mass shootings. The Republican party, composed mainly of angry white males, is an incubator for white male rage and violence. A good antidote to mass shootings would be a more holistic understanding of the political and social environment and how they contribute to individual acts of violence.
I think civic courses with an emphasis on how capitalism is driving people insane would allow students to understand themselves better.
Speaking of insane …
Freedom Inc. protestors forced school staff to take cover
Sharon Edwards Billings reports on my school board Facebook page that she is not attending this morning’s “No Cops in Schools” breakfast. The featured speaker is someone who goes by the name M. Adams, leader of Freedom Inc., the clearinghouse for agitators who have been disrupting school board meetings, playing victim, and enabling chaos in the classroom.
Here is the statement on Blaska’s campaign Facebook page from Sharon Edwards Billings:
It was an eye-opening and sad occurrence to watch the leader of this group, and her community of students curse at school board staff …. I was present for recognition and was appalled at what I saw and heard.
Students, used every expletive, hate speech, reverse discrimination, violent threats, interrupted school board staff and forced each member off of the stage, then gave each other high fives and snatched microphones.
School staff had to take cover and get off of the stage.
As, a taxpayer, community member and parent and student advocate, I was appalled at the vitreous and hateful speech that was demonstrated by this group and their leader.
I’m totally for community involvement and discussions about police in schools, when the discourse is met with respect and dialogues, that celebrates opportunity for all to have a voice. …
More from Blaska for Safer Schools, Facebook:
Retired Madison firefighter Mike Fuss — … No discipline, respect, it’s all gone. Can’t touch them like the teachers at East did to us, and we respected them for getting on us and whatever it took to keep us in order. Just cell phones and other gadgets and I can do anything I want attitude, curse, kick, hit. C’mon, teachers and nobody else deserve this kind of treatment. … I hope you make it Dave. Something has to give.
Jen Ruh — … Last year my daughter went to Hamilton [middle school] on the bus. She was bullied and told she had no right to talk because she was a honkey. I was livid. I have always taught my children that everyone is equal. [Vice principal] at school made excuses for the kids that targeted my child. …
Jeff Withrow — Burying your head in the sand and hoping that the problems go away is exactly how everything got so messed up. Right after two shootings near the same school, MMSD came out and said schools are safe, meanwhile, parents are repeatedly reporting that their kids tell them about guns in the schools. Kids have zero fear of authority now. Don’t believe me, go do your own searches on the car thefts in Madison. The thieves themselves joke about how they won’t get punished.
Michael Dupor — I’m a graduate of La Follette High School, and I still have immediate family in Madison public schools. Our schools are unsafe, and staff are powerless to stop disruptive and violent students. The kids of this city deserve better. I urge everyone to support David Blaska, and bring some sense of sanity back to the school board.
Stop by my website at www.blaskaforsaferschools.org and drop a kopeck in the collection plate if you can.
Now go out and VOTE!