Unfortunately, it is becoming increasingly apparent that Karl Mueller and the majority of CUSD board members no-longer reflect the values of this community. Not only are they bound and determined to implement CRT and No Place for Hate against our will, but it appears they are incapable of upholding The Six Pillars of Character or The Eight Keys of Excellence in the process.
“Character Counts!” they declare. Yet “trustworthiness,” “respect,” “responsibility,” “fairness,” “caring,” and the art of “citizenship” don’t seem to apply when you are an attorney, a Doctor of Education, a former Navy captain, or the superintendent of CUSD. “Integrity” has been replaced with dishonesty. “Speaking with good purpose” (honesty) has been replaced with deception. And “ownership” (taking responsibility for what is said and done) has been replaced with denial.
Unless you’re happy with all the hypocrisy that’s taking place in our school district, enough is enough! It’s time for those who govern our schools to be held accountable to the same sets of standards they impose on our children. Forget all the newfangled buzz words, such as “transparency,” which only exist to cloud matters! Now is the time to demand Karl Mueller and our school board trustees replace their vacuous jargon with the same character-building words and phrases that appear in The Six Pillars of Character and The Eight Keys of Excellence. Words have meanings, and meanings show intention. It’s time for the governing adults of our school district to say what they mean and mean what they say!
It’s also time for each of these so-called adults to grow-up! If they expect our children to follow their “Character Counts!” mantra, then they had better start practicing what they preach. To do anything otherwise makes them hypocrites! The recent mishandling of the Orange Glen incident, for example, highlights the fact that those who govern our schools are unwilling to accept any kind of responsibility for their malfeasance. They were quick to condemn our community and there’s still no apology in sight! Either they are slow learners, or they have no intention of accepting culpability. Either way, it is obvious that learning from their mistakes (“failure leads to success”), is not part of their creed! Just imagine the outburst if our own children behaved with such arrogance at school!
Since “flexibility” of thought and critical thinking skills have been replaced with an inflexible, monomaniacal mindset, an apology is unlikely. Karl Mueller and the majority of school board trustees are more than happy for you and your children to live with the “racist, classist, colorist” label. Why? Because their unwavering focus and “commitment” is to the implementation of their divisive CRT and NPFH agendas, not to our children.
If you’re okay with all this, no worries. But if you’re not, now is the time to challenge the hypocrisy. Now is the time to stand firm and hold them accountable. CUSD needs our children more than our children need CUSD. Their students are our children. Without our children there is no school. And without a school, they have no jobs. Now is the time to remind Karl Mueller and the school board trustees that we are the parents and they answer to us!