In a surprising rejection of the Progressive political agenda that has infected school boards all across America, the school board of Newberg, Oregon voted 4-3 Tuesday to prohibit all broadly “political” signs, flags, and clothing, including those depicting LGBTQ pride and Black Lives Matter (BLM) messaging, from district buildings.
Those in support of the measure, including school board director and vice chair Brian Shannon, argued correctly that overtly political symbols harm racial relations, not improve them. “The main goal of this is to get political symbols and divisive symbols out of our schools so we can focus on the already difficult task of educating our students in the core subjects,” Shannon said.
“The BLM and LGBTQ ideology and curriculum are shattering the innocence of children, promoting racial divide and negatively impacting the lives of our children forever,” one unnamed woman argued rightly during the virtual evening meeting between parents and officials in Newberg, which is only about 20 miles south of the leftist enclave Portland.
Kudos to the four courageous members of this school board for taking a stand for the kids and their education. Now if only this would start a trend all across the country…