See for yourself as the Brookfield Board of Education discusses the issue of the pervasively vulgar book by Toni Morrison entitled The Bluest Eye:
You see, when people like Chris Delia stand up for a "parent's right" to protect their children from harm, that often ruffles feathers, even within boards of education, as illustrated below. I love where Mr. Delia says some BOE members are telling others not to vote for him, then he is told to wrap up his comments:
See also Pam Kurtz talking about how she and Mr. Delia are "unfairly vilified in the press" as "book banners" for trying to keep inappropriate material from children that even the author says is for an adult audience.
Let me remind people of the following:
- the US Supreme Court in Board of Education v. Pico says pervasively vulgar material may be removed from public schools forthwith, so it not "book banning,"
- the American Library Association's leader who created "Banned Books Week" said on rare occasions, it is perfectly fine to remove inappropriate material from school libraries, and
- a recent Harris Poll shows most people do not want public school children to access explicit material.
Given the above, one wonders why certain media remains completely oblivious to that. I informed the relevant paper of this information on October 7, but I do not think it paid any heed, judging by the above videos.
Lastly, see the list of school-related issues in:
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I have received the following response from the Chairman of the Brookfield BOE, presumably given the title, since my text says, "I love where Mr. Delia says some BOE members are telling others not to vote for him....":
Thank you for the information Mr. Kleinman.
I should point out that the "Board of Education" has taken no action in advising people to vote for or against anyone. To say so is erroroneous [sic] and misleading. Individual members of the Board of Education have ALL acted on their personal time to support various candidates in the upcoming election and they are fully entitled to do so.
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|Ray DiStephan, Deputy Director|
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I predict there is no way Ray DiStephan will put the interests of the Brookfield children above his own interests. Not only is he opposing the "book banners," but he is a clinical school social worker for fourteen years. [Seventeen years, per email to me from Mr. DiStephan.] As such, he is unlikely to take any action that he might perceive may jeopardize such a position and its associated benefits and pension.
Can't say as I blame him for putting his personal political and financial goals over the needs of the community's children, at least that's what he's doing or will do in my opinion, but I know I would not do such a thing.
When people in Brookfield make a decision for who might be best in the Board of Education, heed should be given to the self-serving selections of the current BOE Chairman, Ray DiStephan.
Of course, this is all my opinion, but I believe it to be well founded.