What I mean by dialog is action (court and otherwise). Dialog is much more than just conversation to me and I guess I should have communicated that-- I just don't want to jump in here with my guns drawn because I am outraged at the treatment of the students and parents described by the ACLU.
Sorry typos / typing on phone--
I meant to say that I am Not a parent or student in ESD
When we are quick to belittle the experiences of others, it might be time to quiet our minds and think of what it must feel like for that person. People don't just pull this out of the air. It is real and it is experienced painfully by people everyday. White Privelage is a concept that oftentimes blinds those who have power; we are oftentimes unaware of historically subjugated populations experiences and respond with incredulous denial when confronted of an offensive behavior or act.
I hope to point out that I am a student or parent of the Eureka School District but I do support the notion that this will ensure that there will be much needed dialog and hopefully some critical self-evaluation. I don't claim to know much, but I do know that I am guilty of hurting others even if that is not my intention-- sometimes we need to get smacked with something (a lawsuit) in order to make changes that benefit everyone.
Trevor and Raven, I appreciate your input --it helps me look at things from a different perspective. And Erik- I like the way you comment on views that differ from yours.
I do know that California's curriculum barely covers anything that isn't standardized Western thought and welcome the idea of an education system that allows space for everyone's story.
Dream on I know
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