In her book, “The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America” Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt states, “Nothing positive can be accomplished, regardless of how much money and good will exist, unless we Americans learn again to stand on our own two feet, as individuals, . . . who accept their responsibility to be contributing participants in our constitutional republic instead of being observers in a so-called “participatory” democracy where only those who agree with the status quo will be allowed to have a voice.”
The district has made many statements that allude to interest in parent and community involvement however the process remains virtually unchecked since there is no accountability of true commitment in place.
The superintendent search process, All City High, and now the Rochester’s Schools Modernization Program, which will hold an outreach event tomorrow, from 6pm to 8pm at Wilson Foundation Academy, 200 Genesee St., are all examples of decisions that are made with minimal to no parent and community input.
As a community, we must recognize that our voice, while being acknowledged, is not being listened to and is certainly not being taken seriously. Public meetings are held because it is the law. Unfortunately there is nothing in the law that says they have to heed our suggestions. It is our responsibility to make sure that our government reflects, not rejects our voice.
If, as a community, we are willing to simply be heard, without making sure that our elected officials actually listen to and act upon our suggestions in a substantive way, then we have given up our right as change agents in and for our community. To do that is to commit ourselves and our children to a world of domination and control by those who would enslave the masses to ensure their profit.
There is a growing movement that extends across the country to push back against the impending evil that is upon us. It is time to stand up, not only for ourselves, but for our children. It is time to reclaim our power so that we may empower our children.
Join the Movement to Save Our Children!