National School Walkout events are planned across the country to supposedly support the Parkland, Florida, mass shooting.
Because the Frederick County Board of Education has refused to answer how it plans to handle Tuscarora and Urbana’s participation in the walkouts on March 14 at 10 a.m., one is left to search the internet for answers.
A Feb. 28 post on the school board president’s Facebook page by a retired FCPS teacher and current elected member of the Frederick County Democratic Central Committee (FCDCC) gives insight into FCPS’ stance.
The FCDCC member quotes a Slate.com article, and writes “I cannot love this article enough.” The article credits the organization of the Parkland walkout to the students. Both fail to mention that Oprah, George Clooney, and many others each donated $500,000 to help organizers who also organized the “pink hat” protests: Everytown for Gun Safety, Move On and Planned Parenthood, to name a few. It’s a gun protest victimizing victims of a tragedy. But I digress.
The FCDCC member loves “education — one that focuses on skills beyond standardized testing ... creates passionate citizens ... spring-loaded for citizenship” and “we should be ... putting more money into programs that foster political engagement and skills” (i.e., protesters).
Current board member incumbents support creating generations of “politically engaged” young people, aka activist Democrats.
I know everyone likes to think the BoE election is “nonpartisan,” but it isn’t and never was. That’s how we’ve gotten to where academics and enrichment are replaced by liberal, political ideology and identity driven divisiveness. The FCDCC May 2016 newsletter The Banner wrote after the primary: “... we could dilute the support the Republicans were placing on only candidate [Rose] who does not share our commitment to progressive education.” (Emphasis added.) FCDCC and FCTA support only “progressives.”
Radicals no longer come only from colleges. Our children begin radicalization in K-12 classrooms.
You doubt this? When did you last see teachers unions or a student group “walk out” in defense of any Republican cause? Do Republican causes lack substance? More likely, conservative causes don’t fit the liberal political agendas in the classroom.
The 2018 Board of Education election will ask you to choose: the FCTA Apple Ballot, heavily supported by the FCDCC and progressive education; or those of us who think it’s wiser to allocate money to turn 11,000 FCPS students currently unable to read into world-class readers instead of political activists.
Candidate for Frederick County Board of Education