If there are only five progressives in your town,
four of them will serve on the school board.
Parents in communities across the nation are waking up to the Woke social justice warriors indoctrinating and face-masking their children.
Parents in Oconomowoc WI organized a recall effort last fall. It failed then but they recently managed to force three school board members to quit. “The [school] board has now been dragged into partisan culture wars,” the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The members blamed “toxic behavior and a hyper-partisan environment.”
Even though the three created that environment. One of them gave away the game when she admitted, “”Any opportunity to think creatively, to offer solutions to approach education differently, is totally shut down.” “Approaching education differently” is code for critical race theory (CRT).
Parents in Mequon and Thiensville north of Milwaukee are trying to recall their school board. As quoted in The Federalist, “An Hispanic-American mother … complains that “school districts are not forthright about philosophies like critical race theory being taught in the classroom.”
Guilty as charged
Parents just north of Madison in Lodi WI took notice after a high school teacher posted on his personal social media page that straight, white male Christians are the most persecuted minority. According to e-mails, high school principal Mike Pisani recommended the teacher take a “Beyond Diversity” course. Like those promoted by Tony Evers’ old shop at WI Public Instruction and “The Network.” (“Each member of our team is committed to racial and social justice.” ) Courses like:
- “Examining Race, Racism and Whiteness in Education,”
- “The Roots of Whiteness,” and
- “Recognizing Racist Microaggressions.”
According to public records, parent Scott Pierquet and other parents are urging the school board to, basically, adhere to Assembly Bill 411 that would prohibit teaching that (among other points):
- One race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex.
- An individual, solely by virtue of his or her race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously.
- An individual should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment solely or partly because of his or her race or sex.
Lodi schools superintendent Vince Breunig e-mailed thanking Pierquet, but concluded: “I don’t foresee the district taking those steps right now.”
“Parents feel discouraged….many are downright mad,” Pierquet said subsequently. “We have been gaslighted too long. Lodi IS pushing critical race theory.”
Run for school board!
Which is why social critic Roger Simon exhorts: To Save America, Run for School Board:
Forget Congress, the Senate, or whatever glamorous position you ever fantasized about or not, even president of the United States, if you want to have a serious impact from your work, if, as they say, you want to make a difference, to change this country for the good in the short and long term, run for your local school board.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Do it before your schools wind up like those in Madison, whose website proclaims “Welcome to the Movement” next to the image of a raised fist; where four minority-race school-resource police officers are expelled from our troubled high schools; where a white “positive behavior coach” is fired for trying to defuse a black girl’s classroom tantrum.