I don’t know about you, but when I grew up, we were under the impression that teachers and school boards were in place to provide a better education for kids, to help kids to grow up to be productive adults of good character. Those people worked for and with our parents to help kids to have and be the best that they could be.
Regardless of whether that was really the situation, many teachers and school boards obviously no longer care about students at all. In fact, when one parent just followed the school board’s directions on how to get more information about her kindergartner’s curriculum, they disliked that “prying” so much, that they threatened extreme action in retaliation. Virginia Allen writes,
Nicole Solas was surprised to find her name listed on the meeting agenda of her local school board, especially since it said the board was considering taking legal action against her in response to her many requests for public records.
The Rhode Island mother of two began filing records requests with the South Kingstown School District several months ago, when she learned that teachers were incorporating critical race theory and gender ideology in the curriculum.
But she didn’t expect the school board to talk about suing her.
“I was shocked,” Solas, 37, told The Daily Signal in a recent phone interview. The school board, she said, “did not tell me that [the requests were] a problem.”
The South Kingstown School District, about 30 miles south of Providence, Rhode Island, listed “[f]iling lawsuit against Nicole Solas to challenge filing of over 160 APRA requests” on the school board’s June 2 agenda.
The school board eventually voted to seek mediation instead of a lawsuit, but that appears to have only occurred after Solas went to the school board meeting and confronted them there.
The thing is that they shouldn’t have even considered the lawsuit. What were they afraid of?
I’ll let you answer that question for yourself.