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Teacher Mocks Parents as Bigots at School Board Meeting for Objecting to CRT and Adult Content in Books

Teacher Mocks Parents as Bigots at School Board Meeting for Objecting to CRT and Adult Content in Books

“These kooks hated reading, the whole reading season./ Please don’t ask why, no one quite knows the reason./ It could be perhaps critical thinking causes fright./ It could be their heads aren’t screwed on just right.”

Parents in Austin, Texas objected to certain books with pornographic and CRT related content and in their schools. In response, a teacher mocked them as anti-reading bigots at a school board meeting by reading a Dr. Seuss-style poem.

All she succeeded in doing is making everyone even angrier.

She obviously thought this was a very clever idea.

Tyler O’Neil reports at FOX News:

Parents outraged after teacher mocks ‘bigots,’ ‘evangelicals’ in Dr. Seuss-style poem at school board meeting

Parents in the Austin, Texas, area expressed outrage after a technology teacher read a Dr. Seuss-style poem mocking “evangelicals” and parents who have expressed concerns about books they call pornographic.

Krista Tyler, instructional technology specialist at Grisham Middle School in the Round Rock Independent School District (ISD) read the poem at the Leander ISD school board meeting Dec. 16.

“Everyone in Leander liked reading a lot/ but some evangelicals in Leader did not,” Tyler begins. “These kooks hated reading, the whole reading season./ Please don’t ask why, no one quite knows the reason./ It could be perhaps critical thinking causes fright./ It could be their heads aren’t screwed on just right./ But whatever the reason, their brains or their fright,/ they can’t follow policy in plain black and white.”

“These bigots don’t get to choose for us, that’s clear,” Tyler’s poem continues. “Then how, I am wondering, did we even get here./ They growl at our meetings, all hawing and humming,/ ‘We must stop this indoctrination from coming!’/ They’ve come for the books and the bonds and what for?/ Their kids don’t even attend Leander schools anymore./ Bring back our books, maintain decorum, good grief./ Wouldn’t it be nice to have a meeting in peace?”

See the video below:

As you can imagine, this did not go over well:

“I’m disgusted and disheartened that there are teachers in our school district who think it is OK to mock parents for their religious beliefs, and for demanding that children not have access to books in the library or classroom that have pornographic illustrations and graphic descriptions of sex acts,” Dustin Clark, a father of four children in Round Rock public schools who got arrested for speaking out in a school board meeting, told Fox News.

How did she think it would be received?

The New York Post has more reactions from parents:

“The opinions of the teacher who recently spoke at the board meeting illustrate the utter disconnect some teachers have with their communities,” Orlando Salinas, a father of one child in Round Rock ISD and other children too young for public schools, told Fox News. He said the teachers “are under the impression that parents are coming to these meetings in the spirit of political divisiveness, when this is not the case.”

“Parents such as myself, are increasingly participating in school board meetings because we see firsthand the detrimental effects that ‘woke-ism’ has had on our schools and our children,” Salinas continued. “In Round Rock, 8% of African American students and 11% of Hispanic students perform math on grade level, according to the 2021 STARR Performance data. We parents are attending these meetings to challenge the status quo because the status quo is not working for our students.”

“Superintendents, school board members, and educators are spending an inordinate amount of time teaching children about what bathrooms to use and when it’s appropriate to lower their face masks, and not enough time teaching our children reading, writing, and arithmetic,” the father said.

Progressives are kicking a hornets’ nest by provoking parents. None of this will be forgotten in the midterms.

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Give them the child for eight years and they will make him a ‘progressive’ for life. Sorry Vladimer.

Interesting how the bigot calls the parents out as bigots.

Whatever happened to respect? Respect for parents? Respect for childhood? Respect for people’s religious beliefs? Respect for common courtesy?

So many things would be different if the Left had any capacity at all for respect.

    Dathurtz in reply to irv. | December 27, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    Leftists don’t understand respect.

    Milhouse in reply to irv. | December 27, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    This person will probably tell you that she has all of that. Except for Evangelicals. Because everyone knows they don’t count. They don’t have feelings, at least not ones that anyone else needs to take into account.

    It’s really amazing how some people’s brains work

    WISteve in reply to irv. | December 27, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    The only thing they respect is power. Parents need to get militant about teachers being held to account for the academic failures they produce with their woke-ish tendencies and lack of respect for 1st Amendment rights of all citizens. Identify the school board members supporting this drivel and get out the vote at every local election!! Use re-call petitions on the offenders if it is available. Take back control on the local, county and state level. Concerned citizens can make a difference.

What the heck is an “instructional technology specialist”?
Are they what we used to call librarians?
If not, what exactly is the educational benefit of employing them?
Especially woke ones.

Pasadena Peabody | December 27, 2021 at 5:41 pm

Their purpose is to turn the children against the parents.

Speaking truth through projection.

That said, Critical Racists’ Theory presumes diversity [dogma].

Discussion of sex and conception should be accompanied by choice and responsibility.

Discussion of kinks, fetishes, orientations, etc. are distractions for developing minds.

Does anyone mind if I weigh in on this? Because I used to instruct Basic Shipboard Intelligence.

https://irp.fas.org/agency/dod/uspacom/jitap/index.html

So if you mind, I got your participation trophy hanging.

There I was, thinking I was building on a basic high school education. It was jaw dropping. I ask you to build an intelligence report and I get rap music? Buffy the Vampire Slayer?

You know, the Japanese would have kicked our @$$ if we put up with this s*** back in the 1940s.

https://www.netc.navy.mil/Portals/46/NSTC/cmd-docs/manuals/Basic%20Military%20Training%20Core%20Competencies%20Manual%20Apr%202019.pdf?ver=2020-08-06-111534-353

There’s just core knowledge that you have to have learned in order to build on.

Dale Carnegie she ain’t.

Either this person doesn’t understand how school funding from property taxes work in TX or doesn’t care. The premise of taxpayer supported schools is that education is a net benefit to the community. The premise isn’t sustained when schools don’t deliver an education. More importantly every taxpayer, not just parents of current students, has a right to observe how their funds are spent, evaluate the product and have input to make recommendations for improvement.

2015 census data report shows Austin with 47.5% of households being non families; single persons. Does their tax money get returned to them since public schools are only for parents and complacent ones at that who blindly accept the wisdom of the education establishment?

I bet she’s real cut up at parties. Shrew.

I still have friends in Round Rock as I used to live there several years ago. They tell me that teacher was fired from the RRISD. I sure hope so!

This is nearly a direct result of teacher unions. In any school district, it is almost impossible to terminate a teacher for cause. If you doubt this, ask when the last time someone was let go.

She is a Marxist for wanting to teach that garbage but then she works at a Public Leftist Seminary.

“Parents such as myself, are increasingly participating in school board meetings because we see firsthand the detrimental effects that ‘woke-ism’ has had on our schools and our children,” Salinas continued. “In Round Rock, 8% of African American students and 11% of Hispanic students perform math on grade level, according to the 2021 STARR Performance data. We parents are attending these meetings to challenge the status quo because the status quo is not working for our students.”
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kudos to this father for defiantly speaking the truth–so many of these “educators” have forgotten that they work for the parents, for the community and, as any person of reasonable intelligence and common sense would do, these parents expect teachers to do their jobs efficiently–this woman’s arrogance/condescension is breathtaking–simply unbelievable

Teachers seem to usually get a pass when schools are criticized. They shouldn’t be. Starting in college, leftist are encouraged and conservatives discouraged. The interview and employment process further winnows the best group towards more leftism. The NEA supports / encourages abortion rights and the LGBT agenda. Teachers who are conservative or with morals are discouraged and shunned, given less desirable teaching assignments with the approval of leftist teachers. Schools are hostile to families and morality because the individual school board members, administrators, and teachers are hostile to families and morality.

    Dathurtz in reply to Milwaukee. | December 28, 2021 at 8:00 am

    With the CRT nonsense, you get our butt fired for not being a full-blown communist in a lot of districts.

      texansamurai in reply to Dathurtz. | December 28, 2021 at 9:11 am

      and that is the community’s fault–have a sibling and an in-law that both taught and were in administration in the aisd(just south or round rock)each of them for 30+ years–they both have said the same thing–to coin a phrase “a living example of too many chiefs and not enogh indians”–and especially in “administration”–little to no regard for the welfare of the students, which they both blamed on the pressure exerted by TEA to “graduate” bodies–sheer numbers vs actual demonstrated capability of each student–the whole thing/system is backwards–one of them(the administrator) ruminated the fact that “you can’t legislate intelligence. the very idea that you have to pass/promote some kid who clearly does not qualify in order to reach a number to keep your budget is a disservice to the kid and to the community. a losing proposition for the student and, ultimately, the community.”

      in other words, if they can’t demonstrate they’ve learned the material and perform at the level required, they fail and repeat or they go home–apparently that has not been the case for quite a while

        CommoChief in reply to texansamurai. | December 28, 2021 at 12:56 pm

        It’s the community’s fault for not paying close attention and providing oversight of the claptrap education fads before adoption. Though even there many school districts fight tooth and nail to conceal their curriculum and the decision making that went into the adoption of these policies.

        It’s entirely the fault of the education establishment for adopting and instituting these policies and concealing the changes form a too trusting community of taxpayers.

        Eternal vigilance is hard to maintain but the need has never been more clear.

          One unintended consequence of teachers unions keeping kids out of school because of covid has been e learning and more stay at home moms seeing just what the hell was being taught

          They were busy teaching CRT for 20+ years but parents were too busy working to notice

Body cams are fine for public employees if they’re cops. Anathema if they’re teachers. Oh, no, can’t “chill” their First Amendment rights. A camera in the classroom? Heavens no! In fact, no parents in the classroom will be allowed.

We have compulsory education in this country, for who knows what reason anymore.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%E2%80%9312#:~:text=By%201930%2C%20all%2048%20states%20had%20passed%20laws,the%20purpose%20of%20sustaining%20local%20K%E2%80%9312%20school%20systems.

It’s an honest question. I thought it meant an agreed-upon curriculum would be transmitted to the students. And citizens, including myself who have no children but have to deal with the products of said system, would agree upon said curriculum. I have a stake in this. Most immediately because I’m a citizen. Secondly because I had to deal with the hand-me-downs of this lousy system. And instead of going right into the subject at hand…

https://www.rand.org/topics/intelligence-analysis.html

…I had to spend the six weeks I had with the student doing remedial math and English.

What I was doing was nothing more than the maintenance chiefs had to do. Who, oh bye the way, run the Navy. And how the Navy goes, so do you whether you like it or not. I’m sure it’s because I was in the Navy and saw the nuts and bolts of society being created before my eyes that I appreciate it.

I knew an aviator who flew during Vietnam. I don’t know what model ejection seat he had in his plane. He had gotten into a conflict with one of his maintainers. As he was launching this mechanic was standing by the runway. At the time the ejection seat required an explosive charge to work. The guy just held up the shell. He had to fly the entire mission wondering if the ejection seat would work.

Just because you’re the pilot doesn’t mean it’s your aircraft.

Paul In Sweden | December 28, 2021 at 1:37 am

Simply have CNN and the rest of the MSM read and display the material that is deemed offensive by the parents live on their national broadcasts. There should be no problem at all if we are to believe the MSM. This is the material being taught to k-9 classes. Perhaps the public and the advertisers with have no problem with the material at all and dismiss the parents as cranks.
(The FCC in some cases will most likely have other things to say.)

ThePrimordialOrderedPair | December 28, 2021 at 2:31 am

The most important point (that people are all too often too polite to mention) is that K-12 teachers are some of the dumbest people around. education departments are the worst departments at every school burdened with one. I found out about this when I took my GREs back in the 90s. They printed the average scores for all intended concentrations on the back and the Education folks had the lowest scores of anyone. Dreadfully low. They scored worse on the math sections than the friggin Literature people! They scored worse than the Sociologists .. which is pretty friggin bad.

People in education departments and public school teachers are, generally, idiots who couldn’t pass their own tests. The fact that these near-retards have the gall – the chutzpah – to try and dictate to normal people what children should be taught is, itself, intellectually offensive and infuriating. But people are still nice to these teachers and let them pretend that they have IQs over 85, which is untrue for the great bulk of them.

It is well past time that the idiocy and stupidity of teachers and education professionals starts being front and center in these debates about who decides proper curriculum and instruction for other people’s children.

For anyone who doubts my assessment, here, go to ETS and look up average scores of GREs for yourself. https://www.ets.org/s/gre/pdf/gre_guide_table4.pdf

    But, but, wait. While education undergraduates have the lowest standardized admission scores, they have the highest GPAs. Same for graduate school, the highest GPAs. I was in a graduate school for education once. I kid you not, one assignment was to make a poster. My poster scored 4.95 out if 5. Just wow.

    Years previous an uncle had carpal tunnel surgery on one arm, with a scar going from the wrist to the elbow. At follow up appointment asked about the other arm. Doc said wait a few months. Six months later, three sets of stitches…3 here, 3 there, 4 over there. I told one professor this story and asked, will we make this progress? No. Only a great one in the field could revolutionize the thinking and none were brave enough.

    Another professor said before reading any paper he checks the references first. If there aren’t names he recognizes, he doesn’t bother reading the paper.

    Saxon, of Saxon Math, was right. When he died a major publisher bought his stuff and fouled it with conventional crap.

    Primordial, What you say is correct. Schools of education are havens for morons who shouldn’t even be in college. And the professoriate in those schools are just as dumb as the students. This a known problem yet the teachers unions continue to perpetuate the incompetence. The USA has about the worst public schools in the Western world yet the morons in charge stay in charge.

    No accountability. Why government consistently fails.

“…People in education departments and public school teachers are, generally, idiots…”

You know what the secret to training dogs is? They want to work with you. Horses, same way.

I used to ride a horse named Sunny Side Up, I was the Idiot. That horse taught me a lot.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-12-21/police-dog-recovering-after-being-stabbed-27-times

How many friends do you have who will put up with that?

“Vogon poetry is, of course, the third worst in the universe. The second worst is that of the Azgoths of Kria. During a recitation by their poet master Grunthos the Flatulent of his poem “Ode to a Small Lump of Green Putty I Found in My Armpit One Midsummer Morning” four of his audience died of internal haemorrhaging and the president of the Mid-Galactic Arts Nobbling Council survived by gnawing one of his own legs off. Grunthos was reported to have been “disappointed” by the poem’s reception, and was about to embark on a reading of his 12-book epic entitled “My Favourite Bathtime Gurgles” when his own major intestine, in a desperate attempt to save humanity, leapt straight up through his neck and throttled his brain. The very worst poetry of all perished along with its creator, Paul Krista Tyler of Austin, Texas, in the destruction of the planet Earth. Vogon poetry is mild by comparison.”

― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Dilbert: Well, what do you think of my new poem?

Dogbert: I once read that given infinite time, a thousand monkeys with typewriters would eventually write the entire works of Shakespeare.

Dilbert: But what about my poem?

Dogbert: Three monkeys, ten minutes.

~Scott Adams, Dilbert
https://dilbert.com/strip/1989-05-15

Direct Voter approval of school budgets and teacher contracts is long overdue. Such approval is just another form of school choice and an effective way to get the schools we pay for,

This is all part of the brainwashing process by radicals aka progressives

https://horse-canada.com/horses-and-history/the-sand-pounders-the-u-s-coast-guard-mounted-patrol

Maybe it can’t go beyond saying, in times of war or on the orders of the president the U.S. Coast Guard is an integral part of the Navy.

I can’t believe how much history I have to relive.

Or under orders.

The Wuhan Flu (formerly known as Covid) was a double edged sword; it got Biden into office, but revealed the true nature of what goes on in academia.

As an aside, as a teacher, I can tell you that at the schools I have taught at, the number of conservative students far outweigh the number of leftists.

I hope that isn’t an anomaly.

I say she’s begging to be doxxed.

surfcitylawyer | December 29, 2021 at 1:58 pm

Who requested the purchase of the books and CRT stuff? Who approved/authorized the purchase? In any bureaucracy, there has to be at least 2 people involved before anything is purchased. The person who approved the purchase of this junk instead of something that would help the students more should be punished for wasting taxpayer money.