Across the nation, parents who want their kids back doing in-person learning have complained about unresponsive school boards that stonewall, dissemble and defer. Give this much, then, to members of the Oakley Union Elementary School Board in California: They let parents know exactly what they were thinking. They just didn’t know they were doing it.
According to KGO-TV, the superintendent of the school district in the Bay Area is apologizing after board members in a virtual meeting Wednesday left the cameras and microphones on after they thought it was over.
During the ensuing conversation, they complained about — and, in one case, tacitly threatened — parents who wanted their kids back in school.
In perhaps the most alarming part of the conversation, board member Kim Beede was heard discussing parents who wrote her emails or posted online imploring her to reopen schools and pondering what would happen if they said