Here's the Boston Herald Story, Chilly student in hot water.
Too bad one of the administrators told her that they were targeting her daughter, and she told me she told that to Channel 7 and the Boston Herald after they obtained her contact information from me, as noted in yesterday's post.
"First and foremost I want to say THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH! You are an angel. I feel it is very important for everyone to know what an impact you have made in our community by empowering parents such as myself to speak up.
We went to the meeting tonight. I have to say a whole different atmosphere and attitude. I even got a hypocritical apology from Superintendent Laboy but an apology nonetheless I feel my daughter needed to hear.
Everyone spoke up about the issue and many school committee members support my daughter. I did get a bit emotional reading my daughters letter to the committee but glad I did it none the less as it was in her own words and very well put. I am so proud of her. Principal Fiato was the only person I did not have the opportunity to speak to and he is whom I want to address the whole issue of the mural and would like to know where we are at as every time I ask, I get no answer and Tran and our children deserve that at the least.
Anyway, a very overwhelming day but you made me feel so much more at ease with all of your support. Thank you for calling me and wishing me well I think that empowered me to get right to the point of the matter.
Good night! Many Blessings!"
In this increasingly corporate (change one letter at it becomes 'rape') hegemonic society, we have to get to the youth to get them off of that damn television and critically thinking about life, art, politics and love. And that's why I was put on this Earth, at the end of the Day.
Related video: Michael Franti and The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy - Television... Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation..... the only wet nurse.... who could raise a cripple..... watch for the sheep watching Bush at 1:43. Hootlarious, but true.
Related issue: Jeffrey Jesseman ran a successful last-minute campaign for Selectman in Franconia after meeting me and learning his rights as a citizen. He garnered 1/3 of the votes against long-term status quo member Carl Belz despite orchestrated efforts to keep the old guard selectman system in place, which now has a 2/3 majority in the selectman seats. Because of KingCast litigation, the town owes the Court and KingCast a whole lot of information about Bruce McKay as noted herein and herein again. And Mr. Jesseman's candidate blog will continue as a Fourth Estate watchdog in the North Country. The old guard has been shaken and its choke hold on its citizens has become ever more tenuous.
I Just got off the phone with my father, (a former Cleveland Heights Committeeman) who has his oral argument on Monday for his case against Diamond Shamrock for decades of discrimination and non compliance with Executive Order 11246.
"Going to Diamond Shamrock, why was I chosen... there has to be a plan, some Divine Plan as to all of that.... growing up poor.... and that we were able to have you and your sisters get advanced degrees and do what you all do...."
FACT: There is a plaque at Mentor-Heisley Racquet Club that reads: "Cecil King, the human backboard." The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree =^.)
Related post: Fathers and sons.
Pictures: The human backboard, circa 1997 about to hit me in the head; 1992 Sharing the value of education with an all-white group of students in rural Geauga County, Ohio and 1993 in a Cleveland Heights High School as leader of the Education Coalition.