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 […]

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 […]

Vaccinate kids?

By: Diane Benjamin As of 6/29/2021 no one was in the hospital for COVID. Deaths by age in McLean County show ZERO deaths for people under 30, why risk giving an experimental vaccine to children who aren’t in any danger of dying? Positivity rated is now .002. That means if 10,000 people get tested only […]

Equity?

By: Diane Benjamin H/t a reader Does EQUITY apply to sports in District 87 and Unit 5? If: Every child who wants to play can’t, where’s the EQUITY? Every child doesn’t get equal playing time, where’s the EQUITY? Why is the score kept? Doesn’t that violate EQUITY? If EQUITY doesn’t apply to sports, why does […]

Proof 1619 Project isn’t history

By: Diane Benjamin Local school Districts claim the 1619 Project isn’t being taught. Obviously it is since numerous students mentioned it at the District 87 School Board meeting. See this article, the author even admits it isn’t history: https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/07/1619-project-creator-admits-it-is-not-a-history-but-a-fight-to-control-the-national-narrative/ Nikole Hannah-Jones won a Pulitzer prize for her fiction however. First the Nobel Prize (Obama) diminishes […]

A Comment that didn’t get posted

By: Diane Benjamin Posting comments is at my discretion. This is my site and I can do anything I want with it. Sometimes I allow the ridiculous because I know readers will deal with them. Sometimes I just don’t feel like explaining the obvious to people who don’t care. I’m really good at telling who […]

Don’t be bullied folks!

By: Diane Benjamin Government only thinks they can set rules for citizens at public comment. They can limit your time, but not what you say. Chris Koos tries it, Mboka Mwilambwe just started reading a statement to limit you, Unit 5 did last week, and so did District 87 two weeks ago. Be inspired – […]

District 87 violates the Open Meetings Act

From Edgar County Watchdogs: https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2021/06/bloomington-school-district-87-violates-open-meetings-act/?fbclid=IwAR2P_UP6DP2sdvB6N_rnszJdn1zMDt00TU7kr5UfkCT3FABVn9fTFeryjFQ Excerpt: Bloomington School District 87 has been violating the Open Meetings Act by demanding people reveal their home addresses in order to participate in public comment. The Illinois Attorney General has already issued multiple opinions, at least as far back as 2014, stating that requiring addresses to speak, or even to […]

District 87: Lies or Rogue teacher?

By: Diane Benjamin A reader sent some questions to District 87. The response was written by: Dr. Diane Wolf Assistant Superintendent Curriculum and Instruction District 87 Question: What is the district’s position on the 1619 project and its use in the school’s curriculum?  Response: We do not and never have used the 1619 project as […]

District 87: Hiding the truth

By: Diane Benjamin I’ve known about the 1619 Project for quite awhile. It is fake history written to make people think America was racist from the start and therefore must be abolished. It is Critical Race Theory meant only to divide people by race. The videos of the kids who spoke at the District 87 […]

District 87 DOESN’T care what parents said

By: Diane Benjamin h/t a reader The response below is what District 87 thinks of parents and other citizens who showed up to the school board meeting last week, they couldn’t care less what you have to say about education: Anybody surprised? They don’t work for you, they just want your money. This came from […]

Update:  Six Things To Know

East Washington is getting water, sewer, and road.  $4.3 million, its going to be closed for quite awhile. By: Diane Benjamin 1) A citizens of Normal wants to know how many hours of staff time has been invested in the Underpass project. The Town of Normal claims they don’t keep track. At the last council […]

2 District 87 kids: 1619 Project

By: Diane Benjamin I have a ton of videos from the District 87 Board meeting. I might post more or I might not. They take along time to load! If you want to see some awesome parents who spoke or more of the kids let me know. Below are two of kids who mentioned the […]

More District 87

By: Diane Benjamin I will be posting videos of some of the students who spoke. The 1619 Project is mentioned at least 3 times by them. Unless you know what it is you can not understand the destruction studying it has caused. First it was edited and compiled by a New York Times reporter. If […]

Indoctrination centers: District 87

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 […]

Take this to the next School Board meeting

Masking kids is child abuse. Fauci knew it 15 months ago and let the nonsense continue anyway. District 87 School Board meeting is June 9th: https://www.district87.org/domain/138 The Unit 5 School Board meeting is June 16th:  https://www.unit5.org/cms/lib/IL01905100/Centricity/Domain/79/Board%20of%20Education%20Meeting%20Schedule%202020-2021.pdf Outside of Bloomington-Normal? Check your school’s website. Demand no masks ever!

For Parents who care what their kids are taught:

By: Diane Benjamin Remember last summer when statues were being torn down by BLM and Antifa? Did you wonder why Abraham Lincoln statues were a target? It sounds like we found out because of public comment at last night’s District 87 Board meeting. Your kids are being taught Lincoln didn’t free anyone and this country […]

District 87 parents fighting the wrong battle

By: Diane Benjamin Has District 87 has gone “woke”? Is Martin Luther King’s dream of a color blind society is dead? Government’s biggest fear is we all get along and we don’t need them. Color blind can’t be tolerated, it was working too well. Americans believe hard work always led to success. Personal responsibility allows […]

District 87 and COVID

By: Diane Benjamin All of the below is from a reader because District 87 isn’t making their policy public, even to parents. One would think more than a year into the lockdowns and refusing to hold regular in person classes for many months, a policy would be in effect to make sure students aren’t losing […]

UPDATE: “Labor” Picks Socialists for Bloomington

See who was endorsed in the last local election: https://web.archive.org/web/20190710062621/http:/www.bntrades.org/?zone=/unionactive/view_article.cfm&HomeID=736543 Hint: Jenn Carrillo, Jeff Crabill, Kathleen Lorenz, RC McBride, . . . . By: Diane Benjamin The picks below were made by Bloomington-Normal Trades and Labor. Some of their picks make ALL of their candidates suspect: To that end we ask our members and the […]

Update: Parents: Your forum

I’m going to add emailed comments at the bottom instead of posting them as a comment. By: Diane Benjamin Kids are suffering from closed schools. Parents are suffering and watching their kids fall behind. Meanwhile, Tri-Valley is holding in-person classes while Unit 5 and District 87 are closed. The Unit 5 school board had the […]

What would have happened if that comment had been about Obama?

By:  Diane Benjamin Followup to this story:  https://blnnews.com/2020/03/17/public-service-announcement-district-87/ We’ve known for a long time Martin Luther King’s vision of America is dead: Would King want people to vote for blacks only? Kiasha Henry proved King’s legacy is dead in her Facebook rant.  Replace her comment about Trump with Obama and imagine a WHITE School Board […]

Do you think kids are e-learning? Not Unit 5

By:  Diane Benjamin District 87 has a statement on their website expecting kids to E-Learn:  https://www.district87.org/Covid 19 Update Unit 5 has this statement:    https://www.unit5.org/cms/lib/IL01905100/Centricity/Domain/4/parent_letter.pdf Act of God? Evidently God isn’t banned in schools when he can be used as an excuse! District 87 uses the same terminology but they are still E-Learning anyway. I […]

District 87: How about some current spending?

By:  Diane Benjamin Below are the charges made in April and May 2019 – by person.  I’m going to dissect each one. Sam’s Club – no receipt Lowes:   The receipt is labeled “Skills USA”.  It includes Sales Tax of $33.92. Home Depot:  $598, the receipt doesn’t say what the “miter” equipment is for.  No sales. […]

District 87: July was FOOD month

By:  Diane Benjamin Received by FOIA:  08-2017 The Walmart charges are for 48 of these, no mention of who is using them or why they were bought separately.  The other highlighted items are for eclipse glasses.   All of the below are food receipts – some not itemized.  Legally, all receipts must state the purpose of […]

District 87 spending your money

By:  Diane Benjamin On a tip from a reader I FOIA’d 2 years of credit card charges from District 87.  I’m not anywhere close to looking at everything yet.  I will post items I found as I go through the files. Start with this one from July 2017: No, Barry Reilly didn’t spend all that […]

The $100,000+ Club

Open The Books has a new interactive map for Illinois which allows users to see Illinois Educators either receiving a salary or pension in excess of $100,000.  Click below to see it.  Keep in mind the pensions go up 3% every year, Pritzker refuses to put a Constitutional Amendment on the ballot to change it.  […]