CVUSD board meeting
This is the text of my presentation to the CVUSD (Coachella Valley School Board) on Thursday night. Needless to say it was a very mild presentation meant to introduce myself since I will be living in the district and frequenting the board meetings. Well, supervisor Joey Acuna took the opportunity to launch into a a reflexive diatribe of woke talking points misrepresenting my intentions and positions. I waited until the end of the meeting and we had a good chat setting the record straight. However while not unexpected his reaction illustrates the need for people who support family values and a commonsense traditional approach to educating our children to get involved and run for seats on the board. There is no doubt the schools are failing our children on a massive scale and only parental and community involvement will turn the situation around! To illustrate my point there were no parents present to make comments to the board. No wonder they feel like they have free rein to implement programs and curriculum many families would take exception to.
Good evening, my name is John Parker. I’m a citizen advocate for children. I support Christian values. I’m sure many of the trustees, administrative staff and educators are moral ethical people who sincerely want the best for the children and are dedicated to their profession. I applaud you for that and I’m here to support you in any way I can.
We live in an era that is probably the most challenging in our history as a country. There are Federal, State and county agencies, national and state unions and an army of special interest groups who want a say in how and what students are taught. Against that backdrop you have the board, the administration and finally the teachers, children and their parents.
Given the amount of money involved and the volume of voices demanding to be heard you are put in a difficult position deciding who’s agenda will take precedence and which will be ignored. Oftentimes you don’t have a choice. Look at what happened to a couple of local districts that didn’t want to use a textbook. All hell broke loose and the State threatened multi million dollar lawsuits. It would be hard to be on the receiving end of that I’m sure.
However there are times when you have to make a decision of conscience. When the safety and physical well being of the student is at stake, everyone involved has to choose what is in the best interest of the child. Safety and well being take many forms. If the required curriculum demands that you teach something that is patently false and could physically or emotionally damage the child it’s the duty of the educator to decline to teach what today is referred to as “disinformation”.
As an example if a child is born a male, it’s a boy, female it’s a girl. There are people who wish it were otherwise but at the point of conception the chromosomes line up a certain way which determines the sex and all the drugs, surgeries and wishful thinking will not change that. You are one or the other at birth and will be the same when you die. And yet today there is an entire industry where corporations and big pharma make $millions in profits and politicians who are on the receiving end of their campaign donations are more than happy to accommodate them.
But at what cost? Is the physical, psychological and ultimately life of the child in your charge worth it? To say nothing of the destructive effect on the family. I would say no but I’ll leave this here for you to think about. But the big question is, is it the responsibility of the education system to promote the agenda of a special interest group and those who benefit financially?