Pennsylvania Board of Education President Faces Call to Resign After Confiscating Mike from Anti-CRT Mom


The Republican Commission on the outskirts of Philadelphia has asked the chairman of the local school board to resign or attend anger management counseling after expressing concern to the worried mother. Critical race theory I stopped talking at last week’s meeting and was accompanied by the police with a microphone.

and Letter released on SundayThe Republican Commission in Chester County, Pennsylvania, called the actions of West Chester Board of Education President Chris McCune “blame” and accused him of trying to intimidate immigrant mothers. The encounter between McCune and a mother named Anita happened at the end of last week’s two-hour board meeting. During that time, many parents and teachers commented on the district’s diversity, impartiality and inclusiveness efforts.

Anita, a legitimate immigrant from Iran with three mothers, was one of the last to speak. She said she grew up in an Islamic country “ravaged by communism.” She expressed concern about the direction of the CRT and school district. Her children’s friends are so diverse that she described her home as an “international pancake home.” She then accused retired director Jim Scanlon of creating a division and “leaving turmoil.”

At the end of the two minutes allotted, McCune said, “Anita, you are on time.” She disagreed with “no, no,” and he angry, “yes, yes.” McCune then stood up, approached the podium of the speaker, picked up the microphone, headed for Anita, and told her to go.

“This is shameful,” McCune told his mother. She had been taken away from the building by a police officer. “We met in honor of you. You bombed there, and now you want to monopolize the meeting. It’s not happening. You’re gone.” ((((Here is a video of the entire meeting.Anita starts talking around 1:52:30).

Anita wasn’t the only one to exceed the allotted two-minute time limit. Early in the meeting, McCune stopped speaking in honor of other parents saying they were out of time, either for or against the district’s impartial efforts. He allowed the last speaker of the night, Anita’s next speaker, to continue speaking after her time had passed. At one point, McCune told a woman who was passionate about her experience of racism that she had 10 seconds left, but allowed her to continue talking for more than 20 seconds.

“In our opinion, Mr. McCune should have dealt with this in a professional way,” the Republican Commission wrote. “He refused to apologize for his actions, so we and others in the Westchester community are asking for his resignation from the board …. If he refuses to resign, he will at least You should be required to attend anger management counseling. “

Attempt by National Review Contacting Republican McCune on his cell phone and email in his district failed on Monday.

In Westchester, there is growing concern about critical racial theory and its commitment to impartiality. In school districts nationwide.. At the beginning of last week’s meeting, Scanlon addressed these concerns and sought to explain his previous comments on the issue he said was misunderstood. Scanlon argued that critical racing theory was not part of the district’s curriculum, but teachers need to understand how racing influenced the history of the country.

“We cannot teach history without mentioning how gender, ethnicity, race, religion, and / or social systems have affected citizens,” Scanlon said. “We don’t mean to make students feel guilty about what their ancestors did or didn’t do, or about their skin color.”

In the public comments section of the conference, more than 20 parents, students and teachers speak, most of whom work on either the district equity initiative or mask requirements. Equity initiatives had more supporters than opponents.

“By teaching diverse history, I didn’t feel that all the bad things whites had done in the past were my fault,” said one student during the meeting.

Opponents of the District Fairness Initiative have warned of the consequences of pushing unqualified students into more stringent courses based solely on race and gender. One man compared the fairness initiative with a lawnmower that only shrinks people to the same size.

Beth Ann Rosica, mother and two campaign managers who spoke at last week’s meeting Candidates running to keep the school openMany Westchester parents said they were worried about the lack of transparency from the current board.

“What’s happening in our district right now is that our school board has rejected parents for the past 18 months,” she said. “What you’re seeing right now is that everything is bubbling on the surface, whether it’s around masking or around critical racial theory. think.”

More from National Review