Free speech in Jeb Bush’s faux educational utopia, Florida.
Zero Hedge has an article that includes video of parents speaking out at a Naples, Florida school board workshop being shut down by the school board as they spoke out against curriculum and textbooks.
David Bolduc, a resident of Naples, Florida recently sent us a note highlighting a video in which he, and several other concerned parents, were reprimanded and treated like little children in a School Board Workshop as a result of them expressing concerns about school curriculum.
– Zero Hedge
There is some background provided at Zero Hedge on the issue, which includes specific examples of parental concerns with textbooks being used, as outlined in a letter to the editor by one of the parents.
In the video board chair, Kathleen Curatolo, keeps interrupting the parents telling them to ‘stick to the issues’ when their comments address any given person or even a generic group. In effect, she censors their statements.
At one point, a parent is told that if they can’t ‘abide by the rules of civility’ they will be asked to leave.
Be sure to watch the whole thing, especially the comment starting around the 3:22 mark.
Here’s the video that accompanies the article.