By Lee Duigon
May 27th, 2021

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Once upon a time, and not that long ago, the communities served by public schools owned those public schools. We need to keep reminding ourselves of this, if only to understand that it’s not impossible. What was done once can be done again. We don’t own those schools anymore; but we used to. And then along came the U.S. Dept. of Education (thank you so flaming much, Jimmy Carter!) and a mob of state departments of education… and Far Left teachers’ unions… and took the schools away from us.

This week parents in Scottsdale, Arizona, held their own public meeting outside Coronado High School. They did it because that’s where their Unified School District board meeting was supposed to be held, but the board members never showed up. To avoid answering to the public, they held a “virtual meeting” online.

The week before, again to avoid answering questions, the board members walked out on their scheduled meeting before it even started. What kind of representative government is it, when the representatives run away from the public?

There were two matters that the board did not want to discuss with the taxpayers: keeping the kids in face masks , without proving any need for it—and Critical Race Theory. For some odd reason the people who pay for the schools don’t want their kids being taught that all white people are racists and America is a rotten racist country, they should hate it, hate themselves, and hate each other. That’s “CRT,” and people don’t want it anymore. Not that they ever wanted it; but they weren’t looking when it was slipped into the curriculum.

At the other end of the continent, a parent in Palm Beach County, Florida, has hired a lawyer to demand that the school district sever its links to the “Black Lives Matter” website. BLM’s spiel, based on Critical Race Theory—and Marxism—is nothing, he says, but out-of-control race hustling that taxpayers shouldn’t be paying for…….

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Lee Duigon, a contributing editor with the Chalcedon Foundation, is a former newspaper reporter and editor, small businessman, teacher, and horror novelist. He has been married to his wife, Patricia, for 34 years. See his new fantasy/adventure novels, Bell Mountain and The Cellar Beneath the Cellar, available on
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