Our students are victims of CRT
When you’re elected to office and been proven wrong — disastrously wrong — you form a committee. Like the insurance TV commercial says, it’s what you do.
Madison’s school board is furiously tap dancing because it cannot admit the damage it has done by experimenting on students and their families with critical race theory.
Barely three months into the first year of in-school teaching without school resource police officers (or SROs), even the seven Woke members of the school board cannot hide the chaos they have unleashed. Not after a rolling series of student brawls involving hundreds of students at East high school Monday 11-08-21. The second in a month. A dozen police squad cars, two ambulances, and a fire truck responded to the last episode. Five kids hospitalized after being tear gassed; a police officer assaulted in a rolling series of fights. A third of the student body shelter at home the day after. The really big fights are only the ones we’re hearing about.
So the school board scheduled an emergency meeting 5 p.m. Monday 11-15-21 on line.
At which they will form yet another committee — of “parents, students and community members to focus on safety.” Ananda Mirilli, whose day job at the WI Department of Public Instruction promotes critical race theory, will co-chair it. Whatever happened to the last committee? The one they formed after expelling SROs? That’s right? They got rid of police BEFORE adopting a safety plan.
→ Bring back the SROs. Sunday’s WI State Journal editorial.
SROs only the last vestige
Truth is, the Metro Madison School District began dismantling discipline well before booting the police, as we related in a recent thrilling episode. It is a school board that kowtows to the BLM, Freedom Inc., and Progressive Dane instead of listening to parents.
Mirilli says the latest committee “might look different from what Madison has seen in the past.” Composed of “partners of diverse backgrounds.” Mirilli may have located a displaced Eskimo or an Afghan refugee. Perhaps a disabled circus trapeze performer.
If Mirilli wanted real diversity she would appoint a conservative. Which brings to mind another tired old war story from Blaska’s ill-fated campaign of 2019.
The candidate made that pitch at a campaign debate at Wright middle school sponsored by 100 Black Men. Standing behind each of the other five candidates he pronounced, “liberal, progressive, progressive, progressive,” and (over Kaleem Caire), “I don’t know what he is.” Then the candidate pointed to himself: “Real diversity: conservative.”
The campaign slogan was Safer Schools = a Safer Community. The platform: put principals back in control of their schools and teaches back in control of their classrooms. Now, all that is handled by remote control from Ruth Doyle administration building. Which is to say, no one is in control.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Police, according to critical race theory, are “slave catchers.” Now we are bearing the bitter fruit of what Prof. John McWhorter calls “Woke Racism.” Madison schools are less safe than ever.