You are probably tired of me going on about the South Bend Community Schools. But doggone-it they give me stuff to talk about on just about a daily basis.
The Superintendent and School Board have decided that they WILL NOT allow Hillary Clinton to make a campaign stop at Washington High School. Read the story here. Repeat: Hillary Clinton is not allowed at Washington High School.
Are these people nuts?!? The reasons – not wanting to appear partisan and some policy that requires equal time for the other candidates! What are these guys smoking?! This isn’t about being partisan. This isn’t about supporting Hillary Clinton. (Although she is the former First Lady. She is the Senator from New York. And she is one of two Democratic candidates for the Presidency of the United States and she wants to make a stop at one of our High Schools. And they said “no.”)
This is what it is about: the best interest of the students! What a huge civic lesson opportunity! What a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for these students to see a Presidential candidate (and the former First Lady and current Senator). This could bring to life the importance of issues in this campaign and can get students engaged in ways that are significant. And of course there isn’t equal airtime for the other candidates. These three candidates don’t appear in every high school in America. And when one of them (and I don’t care if it was John McCain, Barack Obama, or Hillary Clinton) is willing to come to your High School – you say “YES!” because of the amazing opportunity for THE STUDENTS!! ISN’T IT SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT THEM ANYHOW!!!?
ONCE AGAIN WHAT IS IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE STUDENTS IS BEING OVERLOOKED BY THE RIDICULOUS THINKING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD AND ADMINISTRATION.
Congratulations to Mishawaka schools and their school board for making a good decision.
O.K. I’ll quit shouting and calm back down now.