The Kelly Marlow situation has become quite ugly with both sides blaming the other for everything. Probably the only thing both sides agree upon is that nasty politics involving the education of their children seems somewhat inappropriate. Indeed, it is.
Though it has been politically (nasty and) effective, there is no better display of this inappropriateness than the use of the dismissively condescending and impolitely obnoxious word “SCRAM” as the acronym for one side of this debate. Shut-up and go away. You’re not wanted.
Is this how we now teach our children to address differing opinions?
Government school boards and government school bureaucrats will always be political with the education of your children. Government is political; it’s that simple. Therein lies the problem. Because the true culprit in this situation is not Kelly Marlow nor is it the SCRAM! folks.
The true culprit of this affair is the government monopoly over our schools and the monopolistic control government has over our children.
It is the government that should SCRAM.
Government school bureaucrats like Dr. P. love their monopoly and love the power and prestige of a half-billion-dollar budget. And we know government bureaucrats like Dr. P. are always political. As a parent, do you really believe that bureaucratic power, prestige and politics are healthy ingredients that ensure a good education for your child?
Give parents the power to SCRAM from government schools by giving every parent the choice and the power to SCRAM with the money “entitled” to them. Give these parents every cent of their tax money that the government schools spend on their children so these parents can spend it at the schools of their choice.
Do that and the nasty politics of the government school monopolies will evaporate. SCRAM the government, SCRAM government bureaucrats and our kids will benefit immensely.