Remember when the Left also ignored the Tea Party?
The New York Times has noticed the incipient rebellion of public school parents against creeping progressivism. They’re manning the ramparts with a hit piece that identifies the true villain:
“Republicans today, including many denizens of Trumpworld, are working overtime to keep their base spun up over critical race theory.”
The Times spot checks a few school board meetings scattered around the country but uncovers only a lot of shouting and fist shaking. The headline:
‘America’s school board meetings are getting weird — and scary.’
The Werkes counters that America’s schools are the ones getting weird — and scary. Parents are noticing. Here in Madison WI, the Head Groundskeeper asks his wife if she’d like to accompany him to the school board meeting. She exclaims “Are you kidding? After what happened to me the last time?!” Which her husband did not witness because he was being physically accosted himself.
BLM and Freedom Inc. use bullhorns to F-bomb the Latino school board president’s home, her private residence, late at night. Her children present. They vandalize the district administration building. Shut down the 2019 annual budget meeting, sending school board members scurrying into the night.
Freedom Inc. at a Madison school board meeting
Their demand: Cops Out of School. That is the sine qua non of critical race theory: that police are modern-day slave catchers. Millions of Derrick Chauvins killing innocent Michael Browns. That Javon Freeney gets gunned down in a drive-by shooting is “Institutional Racism”? That the reason only 7% of Milwaukee’s black eighth graders are proficient readers is because “White Privilege”?
If you’re going to San Francisco
Does Nancy Pelosi know that “many denizens of Trumpworld” populate San Francisco? Because they are forcing their school board members to a recall. Only needed 51,000 signatures; the (apparently) closet Republicans have collected 70,000. Opinion polls indicate 69% of San Francisco’s parents are ready to recall.
“While students stayed home, the board seemed determined to outwoke everyone else,” the Wall Street Journal reports.
Earlier this year it resolved to change the names of 44 schools because the figures they were named after were deemed guilty of racism or oppression. The offending schools included Abraham Lincoln high and Dianne Feinstein elementary. The school board also ended the competitive entrance exams for the system’s crown jewel, Lowell high, in the name of race equity.
Former Madison mayor Dave Cieslewicz cites Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-SC. to say that rhetoric like “defunding the police” is “cutting the throats of the party.” “Crime, homelessness and wokeness are Democratic afflictions,” Cieslewicz warns.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: The NY Times wants “weird and scary”? How about drag queen story hour?