We should vote “NO” on the school referendum Tuesday November 8 not only because it was turned down last year, not only because it will raise taxes when the economy is in the tank and people are unemployed along with retirees who are seeing their savings diminish, but we have teachers seeking grants to teach first and second graders how to be “activists”.
Mark Belling discovered that Ms Burmesch and her colleagues sought and received a grant from the NEA for this purpose. Isn’t it true that Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals is still listed in “The Activist’s Library” on the NEA website? When our Superintendent responded to Mark Belling didn’t he state that he was not aware of the grant at all? If this is true what else isn’t he aware of? Would Math or English be dropped just to teach the students how to be Activists? We don’t need to spend the money now so vote “NO” on Tuesday.