by Patricia Bailey
“A power-point presentation at the Highline School Board retreat on March 10th stated, ‘We’re trying to disrupt the discourse and the legacy of our entire society, so we can do almost anything…we have the permission to be transformational.’ ”
Synonyms for “disrupt” are ruin, break, disintegrate, fracture, and destroy. So district leadership of the Highline School District believes they have permission to ruin, break, disintegrate, fracture, and destroy the legacy of our entire society so they can “do almost anything.”
I wonder who gave Highline that permission? Did they ask the parents to see if they want their schools to disrupt the legacy of our entire society? Or do parents want their children to be lawful, highly educated, positive contributors to society?
This same-power point conveys no concern for academic excellence and no mention of the need for high standards of discipline in schools.
It goes on to say: ‘We have the permission to listen to kids and respond to them.’ What kind of confused mind states the obvious like it is a jewel of wisdom? What kind of distorted thinking believes it needs permission to listen to and respond to children?
When a school district becomes possessed by a radical political agenda, the only thing for parents to do is to remove their children as quickly as possible.
Our school board must immediately defund the so-called reformers and promptly direct teachers to teach academics without indoctrination.”