District 87 and Southern Poverty Law Center

By: Diane Benjamin I’m only using NPR as a source because leftists would think any other source is bias: https://www.npr.org/2019/04/17/713887174/after-allegations-of-toxic-culture-southern-poverty-law-center-tries-to-move-for The article is from 2019, the organization had to dispose of the founder and top people over charges of a toxic workplace, discrimination, and sexual harassment. If you Google Southern Poverty Law Center many articles […]

Schools are getting paid to mask your kids

By: Diane Benjamin Schools are receiving millions of dollars in ESSER Funds from the American Rescue Plan. They will only received these dollars if your kids are tortured in school. There are no studies that show masks work. Studies do exist kids are damaged by being forced to wear one. Young kids have no idea […]

Yesterday was Bill of Rights Day-Except in District 87: Part 2

By: Diane Benjamin See Part 1: https://blnnews.com/2021/12/16/yesterday-was-bill-of-rights-day-except-in-district-87-part-1/ Barry Reilly tried to get Fitzgerald Sameday to withdraw from the School Board election, some of the email exchanges are already public like the one below. Reilly went so far as to send Fitzgerald the forms he needed to get his name removed from the ballot: Last April […]

Brave lady

By: Diane Benjamin I posted a video of Dusty Joe speaking at District 87 Public Comment last October. She was an employee at this time. The video proves Dusty cares about her kids, if you missed it watch it now: Dusty spoke again at last weeks District 87 Board meeting. The video below is from […]

Can’t stand the heat . . .Resign

By: Diane Benjamin District 87 doesn’t live stream school board meetings. They don’t post video on their website either. They should do both is they care about transparency. Barry Reilly already resigned (retiring), Board Members should follow if they are intimated by Shane McCurdy. Reilly has no grounds to ban McCurdy from school board meetings […]

Masks are destroying your kids

By: Diane Benjamin I found two articles yesterday on kids wearing masks. There are no studies that prove wearing a mask reduces COVID transmission. That is ZERO studies! There are studies that show kids wearing masks hurt their development. This is one: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10247315/Face-masks-harm-childrens-development-Study-blames-significantly-reduced-development.html?ito=native_share_article-top Exceprt: One more quote from the story proves “Equity” is just a […]

A little more on “Equity Audits”

By: Diane Benjamin More on this story: https://blnnews.com/2021/11/26/unit-5s-equity-audit-waste/ As reported, the Urbana School District has and Equity Task Force. That group recommended hiring Systemic Educational Equity LLC. The two people pushing for that hire were Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Ivory-Tatum and their very first director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The Urbana DEI director is none […]

Unit 5’s Equity Audit waste

By: Diane Benjamin Unit 5 jumped on the Equity bandwagon before looking at where they were jumping to. They hired a company called Systemic Educational Equity, LLC, I don’t have the date they were hired. I do have some of the payments Unit 5 made to them, I’m betting their are more: Unit 5’s payments […]

District 87 picks Tri-Valley’s Superintendent

By: Diane Benjamin See the announcement here: https://www.district87.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&ModuleInstanceID=48&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=15650&PageID=1 I purposely stayed out of the discussion because I know there are people at Tri-Valley that wanted David Mouser to get the job. He’s perfect for them since he is a master at keeping bad news a secret. Since the test scores of students are much higher […]

District 87 searching for a DEI Superintendent

By Diane Benjamin District 87 School Board may have already made their choice to replace Barry Reilly, the timeline for making a final decisions shows this week. Here are two of the qualifications they were looking for: The consultant surveyed administration, teachers, students, non-parent community members, support staff, and the Board of Education and then […]

Amy Roser – Unit 5 needs trained too

By: Diane Benjamin Roser is the chair of the Unit 5 School Board. Before Public comment she read HER list of rules which is immaterial since the law provides citizens Free Speech. Hear her rules at 1:23:00. Next review this story, Urbana wouldn’t have settled the case before going to court if they thought they […]

Meet Dr. Ivette Dubiel

By: Diane Benjamin Sounds like a tragic start to life! She was poor but somehow managed to become of Doctor in most likely Education. She also has three Masters Degrees, in other words she is a product of the education system at the highest level. Pretending not to be a capitalist, Dr. Dubiel started her […]

Unit 5 – last meetings public comments

By: Diane Benjamin I went to the District 87 meeting last week because their meetings aren’t on video. Unit 5 meetings are, I’m just now getting to their Public Comment. Please note: Public Comment will likely not change your elected officials mind. It is for the public because it proves other people think the same […]

TWO things you need to know

By: Diane Benjamin 1) Local schools are teaching Critical Race Theory. They get around it by using the principles of CRT without calling it teaching Critical Race Theory. They might call it anti-racism, white supremacy, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, or White Privilege. Any program that uses race as a qualifier for generalization about a group […]

Congrats Walker Burns!

From WEEK TV: BLOOMINGTON (WEEK) — For one Bloomington High School student, his college decision was made easier with a huge college scholarship. Walker Burns is a senior, and on Thursday he was honored with a scholarship for $200,000. The Navy’s ROTC scholarship is only awarded to five students in the Midwest area, and Burns […]

Unit 5 Public Comment last night

By: Diane Benjamin I picked this comment from the Unit 5 School Board meeting last night because it proves problems in Unit 5 never get solved. The District still can not get kids to school on time. It was brilliant to fire employees who aren’t vaxed, including teachers, which now means they are short staffed. […]

High School History Books

By: Diane Benjamin I FOIA’d the curriculum approved for one specific Social Studies teacher at BHS. I’ve got a lot of data to look at, but start with the textbook mentioned first in what I received: Modern World History:  Patterns of Interaction  (McDougal Littell) The excerpt below is from this website: https://archive.org/details/ERIC_ED485622/page/n13/mode/2up?q=Modern+World+History+Patterns+of+Interaction+McDougal+Littell You may have […]

Just say NO!

By: Diane Benjamin Children Shouldn’t Get COVID-19 Vaccines, Harvard Professor Says Excerpt: Children are more likely to contract serious disease or die from the annual influenza, or the flu, than COVID-19, according to data and studies that Kulldorff has reviewed. Just 195 children under the age of 4 and 442 between 5 and 18 have […]

Multi-Culturalism is ANTI-AMERICAN!

By: Diane Benjamin I can prove it! In God We Trust is still on our money, if progressives have their way it won’t be much longer. This is pretty much the last place God is allowed in today’s society, but that isn’t what you need to see. Read the bottom of the back side. I […]

The problem with schools

By: Diane Benjamin Start with what most people would agree with: Students should to be taught how to think, not what to think. That means the cultural and political views of teachers should never enter the classroom. If your kids know who their teacher voted for, where they stand on abortion, or what activism they […]

Koos: Mr. Nord you are out of order

By: Diane Benjamin One more story from last Monday’s Normal Town Council meeting: If you missed the video of Chemberly Cummings’ stating Chris Koos can’t be questioned over appointments, watch it now: https://blnnews.com/2021/10/19/quick-hits-from-normal-last-night/ Cummings claims to have 8 Unit 5 students signed up for her “local government” class. The taxpayers of Normal are funding her […]

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, [email protected] 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 […]