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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Shame on the superintendent and school board, shame on them all.

 I am a public-school teacher in Duval County and I am finishing my 22nd year and quite frankly I am disgusted by the lack of leadership from Superintendent Greene and the school board.  

This past legislative session, the Woke Act, which changes how the teaching of history is done, eliminating many of the more uncomfortable aspects of it and the Don’t Say Gay bill, which both attacks the LGBTQ community and allows individual teachers to be sued if they dare teach something a parent doesn’t like were passed. Both will fundamentally transform public education and not for the better and the super and board were silent about both. 

Then the governor’s press Secretary Christine Pushaw accused public education of being full of teachers grooming children for sexual purposes and the superintendent and school board were silent. 

Shortly thereafter the entire right-wing ecosphere picked up on this and public-school teachers whose only crime has been a willingness to be there for all of their students have been accused of and called vile things and the school board and superintendent have been silent. 

This culminated with Fox News Host Tucker Carlson calling for “men to storm into schools and thrash the teacher”. Carlson is not some fringe person, he is as mainstream as it gets and even after he called for violence, the superintendent and school board have remained silent. 

As bill after bill that attacked public education was passed, they remained silent and after attack, after attack instigated by people who seek to profit off of education has occurred, they have also remained silent.    

They are allowed to speak up, and in fact, they are obligated to. That is unless their silence is complicity. 

Shame on the legislature and governor for passing needless and divisive bills meant to harm public education. Shame on the right for attacking teachers who already sacrifice so much, and shame on Superintendent Greene and the school board, those individuals who should be fighting for public education and its teachers, for being silent through it all. 

Our schools, our teachers, and most importantly our children deserve better than them all.  


  1. There needs to be a bill to keep people like you away from children.

  2. What do you call it when the trolls accuse the trolls?

    1. In addition to being a coward, apprently and sadly you are too dumb to know you are dumb You may not like me or what I say, but I am not hiding behind annoynomous. Here is a suggestion, grow the ^&#$ up. Reply don't reply, it doesn't matter because I will just put it in the trash, good luck with your sad little life.