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I’ve been a school board member for five years now; I’m into my second term. I saw this article the other day and I’m surprised, but maybe I shouldn’t be: San Diego school board passes resolution in support of reproductive rights.
Now, I don’t know how differently school boards operate in California versus Texas. To pass such a resolution here, it would have had to have been added to the agenda before the meeting (72 hours before unless it was an emergency meeting). A bunch of people were just recalled from the San Francisco school board, mostly because during the pandemic they focused on everything except students. This strikes me as much the same thing.
Now, I’m a board member in a small rural district. People run for our board positions only for reasons to do with the schools; in larger urban districts many run as a stepping stone to some other elected position, and I’m sure in San Diego it’s much the same. What other reason could there be for even making such a resolution? I know progressives feel driven to virtue signal constantly; maybe they just can’t help themselves.
How much mischief would be avoided if politicians stayed in their own lanes?
Update: I just looked it up and San Diego board members are paid. Seems like a taxpayer would have a good argument for misconduct by board members.Published in