Every teacher and administrator should read and print this article from FoxNews yesterday.
The first sentence in the story reads, "A public university in Ohio will pay $400,000 in damages and attorney fees after punishing a professor for declining a male student's demand to be referred to as a female."
Read "Ohio public university to pay $400,000 in damages after punishing professor over preferred pronoun controversy"
The world does not need to conform to a few people who think they are special.
Trustee-elect Teresa Holmes, acting Board Chair since July 1, 2021, told the audience and online viewers at the end of the February 8, 2022 board meeting to "Stay Woke". No, Teresa; sorry, you are wrong.
How many teachers and administrators are being threatened right now in Richland 2 for the same reason that professor was punished?
Holmes and the board should be telling the superintendent to direct his staff to eliminate wokeness from their signature lines on email and other correspondence. Eliminate that line with "personal pronouns she, her". If I see the name Carolyn (an example (apologies to all Carolyns)), I know she is female. I don't need to see "she, her". Of course, the issue in this article is different.
Why do I refer to Teresa Holmes as "trustee-elect" and "acting" Board Chair?
Holmes is "trustee-elect" because, although she was elected to the school board on November 6, 2018, she has, to this day, never taken the oath-of-office legally. She did take an oath on November 13, 2018, but that was three full weeks before she first became eligible to take the oath on December 4, 2018.
And why "acting" Board Chair? Only legitimate Board members can be elected as officers of the Board. The board was reminded of this on June 29, 2021, during Public Participation before the nominations were opened for the board election for the 2021-2022 school year.
As soon as nominations opened, the first very nomination was made to Trustee Manning. He was present during Public Partipation and heard my plea to the board to nominate and elect only fully-qualified board members. Yet the call for nominations for board chair was hardly out of the mouth of the board-election moderator, when Manning popped up and nominated Holmes.
By that time in the meeting, I was watching from home. Good thing, too, or I might have sprung from my chair and shouted, "Point of Order"!
Look at the chaos that has enveloped the board since July 1, 2021. The public can thank the board majority and especially James Manning.
So, if you are "woke", stay home