Have you ever wanted to know what teachers think about you when they think nobody is listening?
While we clearly can’t speak for all teachers, we can show you what a Northern California school board thought when they thought their meeting was private instead of public.
Let’s just say the outrage was so fierce, every single one of them has resigned.
Oakley Union Elementary School District teachers do not have a very high opinion of parents it would appear.
During what they thought was a closed session, several of the board members started griping about complaints that were being made online regarding the school not being open.
At one point, board President Lisa Brizendine stated, “They forget there’s real people on the other side of those letters that they’re writing. … They don’t know what we know behind the scenes, and it’s really unfortunate they want to pick on us because they want their babysitters back.”
Another member asked if they were “alone,” which presumably was in inquiry as to whether or not the meeting was only being viewed by the board members.
When she was told it was, she stated, “If you’re gonna call me out, I’m gonna f— you up,” referring to comments that had been made.
The board also discussed possible ways to limit comments made by parents.
Another board member mocked parents who get medical marijuana, hinting that they were upset because they could not sit home and get high all day because the kids were now home.
That comment surely went over well with people that rely on medical marijuana for legitimate pain relief and would never get a single night’s sleep without out.
Here is the entire video, and notice the reaction by the board when they realize their entire meeting had been viewable by the very parents they were mocking…
Needless to say, this is not very good optics for teachers who are already facing backlash for refusing to go back to work when the “science” says that with proper precautions, our schools should be opened.
With roughly $130 billion tagged to go to schools in the new COVID relief package now working its way through Congress, I would expect some significant pushback among voters.
In fact, that pushback is already happening.
Local parent Ashley Stalf, who has a 6-year-old who attends classes in the district, stated, “We meet regularly with the board as parents and we’re constantly sending in letters and emails and telling them our griefs and our strife’s over distance learning.
“It seems as of late that they mocked us, that we’re just complaining and we have nothing better to do.”
She added, “What are their true intentions, if they feel so freely that they can talk, you know, on a mic that may or may not be hot, what’s truly being said behind closed doors?”
With the entire board having resigned, the Contra Costa County Board of Education will name interim members until a new board can be elected (or appointed).
Source: Fox News