Thursday, July 20, 2023

How did School Boards attract so much attention?

Here's an article that may interest you. The title is "How School Board Meetings Became Flashpoints for Anger and Chaos Across the Country".

ProPublica holds itself out to be "... a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power."

I didn't read all the articles connected to this, but I quickly wondered whether they supported the claim that ProPublica had found "... nearly 60 incidents that led to arrests or criminal charges. Almost all were in suburban districts, and nearly every participant was white."

For sure, I can tell you about one school board meeting (Feb. 8, 2022) when a black speaker threatened white men in the room and in the District, as he loudly blamed them, instead of blaming Pamela Davis for her outburst at the January 25, 2022 board meeting. The then-board chair or the then-superintendent should have shut him down, but neither did.