Political Energy Entering Into 2022
Education has become a hot button issue locally and nationally and we must understand the rules of engagement, so we make sure we expend our political energy in the most efficient way possible. Parents want our school districts to nullify state laws and mandates, but sadly that is out of bounds. Getting rid of a school board member is much easier than trying to get rid of Senator Josh Newman or Assembly Member Freddie Rodriguez as an example, but we also must remember not to throw out the baby with the bathwater either.
First, with school boards if school districts offer raunchy books with overt sexual themes, then yes, the books should be pulled. That is an issue that our school boards have jurisdiction on. Books also should be age appropriate, if a book is meant for high schoolers is placed in an elementary school site, then the book should be moved to the proper site as well.
If there are books that discuss sexual activities such as a how to guide, then it should be up to parents to check out the books upon parental request and then the books would be returned to the school site by the parent or guardian.
Schools in California by law are meant to allow for gender non-conforming youth to access the facilities of the gender they are meant to be, but in a way to be respectful of both communities there should be a clause about respect for other students. If a student of any gender or sexuality assaults a student, the school district should press charges against the student or students who may assault a student either if it was someone punched in a locker room or someone raping or abusing another student as how recently a school district in Virgina let a youth get away with their crimes.
The problem many parents fail to understand is many of these policies are introduced in the state legislature. We need to communicate to individuals who are No Party Preference who are of the age that raise school children (22-60) about the garbage that politicians such as Senator Connie Leyva endorses. There are not enough Republicans to win elections, we must expand our coalitions. We must start messaging to the public about why the policies of our local elected officials in the Democratic Party disappoint people.
We must unseat state legislators for us to restore back our sovereignty.