Outraged parents pushed back bit time on a technology teacher who read, Dr. Seuss style, a poem at a school board meeting mocking “evangelicals” and parents who are opposed to sexually explicit books as well as divisive critical race theory curriculum.
“Krista Tyler, who is an instructional technology specialist at Grisham Middle School in the Round Rock Independent School District (ISD), read the hate-filled poem at the Leander ISD school board meeting on Dec. 16. The incident took place in the Austin, Texas area,” BizPac Review reported Friday.
“Everyone in Leander liked reading a lot/ but some evangelicals in Leader did not,” Tyler said as she got underway. “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 continued. “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?” she recited.
“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,” responded Dustin Clark, a father of four children in Round Rock public schools, in an interview with Fox News.
Clark has been previously arrested for speaking out at a school board meeting, which should make U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland happy.
BizPac Review noted further:
The father was incensed by two books: “Lawn Boy,” by Jonathan Evison, which includes a boy reminiscing about explicit sexual experiences he had when he was 10 years old; and “Gender Queer: A Memoir,” by Maia Kobabe, which includes disturbing and graphic photos of sexual acts between a boy and a man.
“The opinions of the teacher who recently spoke at the board meeting illustrate the utter disconnect some teachers have with their communities,” Orlando Salinas, another father, told Fox News, adding that 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 percent of African American students and 11 percent 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,” he said.
Other parents spoke out as well, including Kieu Trang, a mother of four who attend Round Rock ISD at all three school levels.
“She is trying to lump all parents who oppose pornographic books into the ‘evangelicals-bigots-brainless’ category that hates reading, but the fact of the matter is we are a group of very diverse, highly-concerned parents who do not want pornographic books in our schools,” Trang said. “The fact that that statement came from a teacher who could be teaching my children at Round Rock ISD is very concerning.”
“I might have opposing views, but I don’t call anyone on the opposing side ‘bigots’ or brainless,” she added. “That is reprehensible and despicable. She shouldn’t be teaching.”