By: Diane Benjamin
I attended the District 87 School Board meeting last night and filmed every one of the 30 speakers. After several parents talked to the Board 2 weeks ago it was obvious kids were recruited to show up and speak. They might have thought it was a good idea, it wasn’t. The kids weren’t afraid to say they are taught the 1619 Project. Historians have resoundingly dismissed this rewriting of history as fiction by a New York Times reporter. The kids believe every word. They think they are “critically thinking” about systemic racism in the country’s founding. In reality they are being taught to hate America.
Public Comment is supposed to be addressed to the Board. It descended into lecturing the audience with little attempt by the Board to control it. Speakers were required to give their address, STOP IT people. There is no requirement in the law for you to provide an address. The Board only wants to know if they can dismiss your comments or if they have to pay attention since you have kids in the district.
I’ve got a ton of clips for future stories, but start with this one. The lady is a failed Master’s candidate (her words). Not only is she very misguided, but listed to the crowd (the kids) laugh when she says “I understand why you are afraid of communism”. This is what your kids are being taught: communism/socialism just hasn’t been done right yet, again – her words.