The following is a letter to the editor I submitted to the Independent Record today. My guess is they won’t run it. What a glorious day we live in that the former gatekeepers in the media are no longer the only game in town. So I publish it here.
Parents, we’ve been sold downriver. And the betrayal will continue if our current school board and Bruce Messinger are left unchallenged in the upcoming school board election.
Jobs, poverty and public welfare are all tied to our schools. And our schools are failing. Times have changed and their insistence at maintaining the broken status quo is to the detriment of our kids.
The icing on this nasty cake is the school administration’s ongoing refusal to work with parents beyond addressing us with placating doublespeak as though we’re the village idiots.
We are at a crossroads in history and I believe education reform is the civil rights movement of this century. It is clear from this session that as a state, Montana is not open to reform. (Thanks to the deep pockets of lobbyists.)
The outrageous campaign efforts on behalf of Planned Parenthood for the incumbents further indicate where their interests lay. (And their manipulative radio ads using the voices of the children chill my blood.) Never mind declining academic performance; we’ve a lot of social engineering to do!
Reform must begin on a local level and I can’t think of a more urgent need anywhere than here in Helena.