‘Fight Club East’
When you’re the write-in candidate for Seat #4 in the Madison public school board running against the incumbent school board president, you go on the offensive. As the GEICO commercial says, that’s what you do. Blaska attempts to do so without being himself offensive. Judge for yourself by watching the debate recorded Thursday 03-17-22 and sponsored by Simpson Street Free Press. (God bless them for doing so.)
Pressed for time? “Is Restorative Justice working?” is 1:39 minutes
We excerpt from Dylan Brogan’s most excellent account in Isthmus:
Ali Muldrow largely defended the Madison school district’s current policies while David Blaska levied broad criticism at the district’s focus on “creating anti-racist school culture and curriculum.”
“If we stopped telling people that Madison is racist, if we stopped teaching that some kids succeed all because of privilege, I think everyone would be better off,” Blaska said at the forum. “Because that’s such a disempowering message to kids.”
Blaska supports bringing back school resource police officers to the district’s high schools and laced his argument with jabs like calling East High School, “Fight Club East.” …
Nichols did tend to agree with Muldrow, at least in spirit, on the issues. But she also seemed to recognize that Blaska is raising the same concerns as many parents, minus the conservative blogger’s flare for invective.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: What can we say? It’s a gift. Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee!