District 87 Board meeting last night

By: Diane Benjamin A group of parents attended last night’s meeting. It was held in the auditorium at BHS, a room that big was not needed. Two weeks ago many of the same people attended at the same location and walked in without masks. Last night two police officers were posted at the door not […]

Update: TONIGHT – be there

All the needed money has been raised! Both Unit 5 and District 87 School Boards are meeting tonight at 6:30. As of this morning Unit 5 parents have raised around $4700 to sue Unit 5 over the mask mandate. Both School Boards need to know parents won’t stand for indoctrination and masks. Contribute here: Wouldn’t […]

Want to know why your kids school doesn’t care what you think?

By: Diane Benjamin One reason: https://illinoisavengers1.wixsite.com/savederek/post/covid-cash That link has a BUNCH of questions school districts MUST answer. You can access all the payouts Illinois forked over to schools in emergency relief funds from that link too. I pulled out McLean County. Here’s your homework: Start sending FOIA’s. Blind copy me please, blnnews@yahoo.com Since lots of […]

Illinois Schools enrollment decrease!

By: Diane Benjamin All of the information below came from the Illinois State Board of Education website: https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Annual-Statistical-Report.aspx During the 1969-1970 school year 2,324,516 students were enrolled in Public Schools. During the 2018-2019 school year 1,984,519 students were enrolled in Public Schools. That’s a 14.63% decrease. Note the increase in bilingual education, see if you […]

More on District 87

By: Diane Benjamin The below proves District 87 should concentrate on education instead of social justice. Schools prepare kids to be adults, if they fail the kids have a limited future. There is limited data available for how the kids did academically last year because District 87 (and many others) decided not to participate in […]

Story 2: America’s future

By: Diane Benjamin Did you agree with Story 1? The article below was included on an email I received by FOIA from District 87. America is a capitalist country where individuals are free to chart their own life. We have stocked shelves because companies want to profit. If there was no financial reward for creating […]

Story 1 – America’s future

By: Diane Benjamin Readers: Today you must READ. I know in a meme world, short gets read and longer is ignored. Below is the first thing you must read to see the difference in what is being pushed in schools. It was shocking to me and it should be shocking to you, especially if you […]

I wonder if this teacher still has a job?

By: Diane Benjamin Other countries and even some states aren’t abusing their kids with masks. This teacher has it right, the abuse isn’t going to end until we all demand it! The local positivity rate was down to 3.6% as of two days ago – it hasn’t been updated since. Note how many people under […]

Cedar Ridge teachers appalled by citizens!

By: Diane Benjamin Below is a long email signed by 6 Cedar Ridge teachers. Evidently spell check doesn’t work or the writer doesn’t care about spelling when writing to the Superintendent. Kristen Weikle’s response follows. The Unit 5 overlords didn’t appreciate citizens disturbing their meeting. I didn’t feel tension in the room, the writer did. […]

When DSA supports you, you are on the wrong side of history Unit 5

By: Diane Benjamin Remember when the local Democratic Socialists showed up at the June Unit 5 School Board meeting? With bullhorn in hand they obstructed people wanting to enter the building: https://blnnews.com/2021/06/17/unit-5-community-organizing-by-the-local-socialists/ Socialists are anti-American. They believe government makes better decisions than you do and therefore have the right to seize private property, mandate vaccines, […]

Unit 5 will be teaching CRT

By: Diane Benjamin I’m only posting this because Unit 5 School Board is meeting tonight. Critical Race Theory will be taught as part of an elective course this year: CRT starts with the assumption that systemic racism exists. That is a FALSE narrative. There are reason for income disparity, racism isn’t one of them. Your […]

Unit 5 emails you need to see

By: Diane Benjamin ISBE does not have the authority to require masks and there is NO evidence they work. Around 50 Districts around the State are saying no, Unit 5 isn’t one of them. This is an internal email, one child less subject to the mask abuse: Remember the Nazi salute controversy a few meetings […]

ISU needs to watch this father:

By: Diane Benjamin I guarantee you will be cheering too (unless you are woke). The School Board voted to ban CRT after he spoke. Wednesday night the ISU Academic Senate will likely pass by a LARGE majority a graduation requirement to create “woke” students. They call it IDEAS – Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access in […]

UPDATE: Unit 5 wants sued!

See update at the end. By: Diane Benjamin Unit 5 seems to think they can redact emails without any consequences. I previously reported the Attorney General is finally investigating a claim I filed with them months ago because virtually every email was redacted on a previous FOIA request. I just received a partial FOIA request […]

Unit 5 School starts in 6 days

By: Diane Benjamin Press Release: ATTENTION:We do not elect masters to tell us what to do. We elect those to represent us in service to The People, by The People, and for The People. We are not a democracy, we are a representative republic engaged in a democratic process in that it is The People’s […]

ISU Lab schools: Show me your papers

By: Diane Benjamin h/t a reader Below are three forms sent to parents who want to send their kids to Metcalf. Don’t comply, don’t come. ISU thinks parents aren’t intelligent enough to know life has risks. ISU thinks parents of kids who have to be apply to attend also aren’t intelligent to know when to […]

Yes, Critical Race Theory is in the schools

By: Diane Benjamin If your kids will be attending a local public school, you need to prepare them for the Marxist ideology they will hear. Ask them to report use of these words to you: White privilege, White Supremacy, Gender identification, Inherent Bias, Equity, Anti-racist, 1619 Project, Diversity-Equity-Inclusion, and Culturally Responsive Teaching This list will […]

Unit 5 union tax return

By: Diane Benjamin Unlike District 87’s handwritten return, Unit 5’s Teachers Union paid a CPA firm to do theirs. I have a 2020 return for them: https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/display_990/371245404/04_2021_prefixes_37-38%2F371245404_202006_990EO_2021042217989367 First thing to notice is they don’t take in near as much money from members as District 87 (2006: $187,804): Note the last line above: $319,389 on hand […]

Unit 5 tomorrow – they already decided

By: Diane Benjamin Thanks to Becky Swan for letting me know Unit 5 is holding a special meeting tomorrow. From their website, they already decided your kids need to wear masks: If you have to wear a mask if you aren’t vaccinated to attend, think kids are going to exempt? Maybe they will discriminate against […]