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Parents were outraged when an insufferable technology teacher read a Dr. Seuss-style poem at a school board meeting mocking “evangelicals” and parents who oppose pornographic, Critical Race Theory books being given to their children.
Krista Tyler, who is an instructional technology specialist at Grisham Middle School in the Round Rock Independent School District (ISD), read the hate-filled poem at the Leander ISD school board meeting on Dec. 16. The incident took place in the Austin, Texas area.
“Everyone in Leander liked reading a lot/ but some evangelicals in Leader did not,” Tyler began at the meeting. “These kooks hated reading, the whole reading season./ Please don’t ask why, no one quite knows the reason./ It could be perhaps critical thinking causes fright./ It could be their heads aren’t screwed on just right./ But whatever the reason, their brains or their fright,/ they can’t follow policy in plain black and white.”
“These bigots don’t get to choose for us, that’s clear,” Tyler continued reading. “Then how, I am wondering, did we even get here./ They growl at our meetings, all hawing and humming,/ ‘We must stop this indoctrination from coming!’/ They’ve come for the books and the bonds and what for?/ Their kids don’t even attend Leander schools anymore./ Bring back our books, maintain decorum, good grief./ Wouldn’t it be nice to have a meeting in peace?” she recited.
“I’m disgusted and disheartened that there are teachers in our school district who think it is OK to mock parents for their religious beliefs, and for demanding that children not have access to books in the library or classroom that have pornographic illustrations and graphic descriptions of sex acts,” Dustin Clark, who is a father of four children in Round Rock public schools told Fox News. He was previously arrested for speaking out at a school board meeting.
The father was incensed by two books: “Lawn Boy,” by Jonathan Evison, which includes a boy reminiscing about explicit sexual experiences he had when he was 10 years old; and “Gender Queer: A Memoir,” by Maia Kobabe, which includes disturbing and graphic photos of sexual acts between a boy and a man.
“The opinions of the teacher who recently spoke at the board meeting illustrate the utter disconnect some teachers have with their communities,” Orlando Salinas, another father, also told Fox News. He asserted the teachers “are under the impression that parents are coming to these meetings in the spirit of political divisiveness when this is not the case.”
“Parents such as myself, are increasingly participating in school board meetings because we see firsthand the detrimental effects that ‘woke-ism’ has had on our schools and our children,” Salinas added. “In Round Rock, 8% of African American students and 11% of Hispanic students perform math on grade level, according to the 2021 STARR Performance data. We parents are attending these meetings to challenge the status quo because the status quo is not working for our students.”
“Superintendents, school board members, and educators are spending an inordinate amount of time teaching children about what bathrooms to use and when it’s appropriate to lower their face masks, and not enough time teaching our children reading, writing, and arithmetic,” he contended.
Kieu Trang, who is a mother of four children in Round Rock ISD at all three school levels, bluntly stated that Krista Tyler “shouldn’t be teaching.”
“She is trying to lump all parents who oppose pornographic books into the ‘evangelicals-bigots-brainless’ category that hates reading, but the fact of the matter is we are a group of very diverse, highly-concerned parents who do not want pornographic books in our schools,” Trang asserted. “The fact that that statement came from a teacher who could be teaching my children at Round Rock ISD is very concerning.”
“I might have opposing views, but I don’t call anyone on the opposing side ‘bigots’ or brainless,” she noted. “That is reprehensible and despicable. She shouldn’t be teaching.”
“This is not a matter of ‘banning books’ but one of community representation,” another father named Andy Hogue remarked. “And as long as we’re paying taxes to the LISD, we the people deserve to be heard.”
“That a classroom teacher – who, by the way, has the ability to prescribe ‘book club’ events and vacation reading activities – has such disdain for the very people who pay her salary is mind-boggling,” Hogue charged. “But it does paint a picture of the overall cluelessness we find ourselves up against.”
The teacher was ripped on social media for the attack against Christians and parents:
What an angry energy and terrible sense of rhythm.
— Roreford (@roreford) December 20, 2021
All the time she spent writing this, thinking it was so clever, only to try and rhyme books and grief. Shame. Be better.
— Blake Amrhein (@Blakeamrhein) December 20, 2021
Notice how there was not a single cheer or clap.
— Reasonable American (@MattWhoLovesPie) December 20, 2021
The silence in the room when she finished reading says a lot, No round of applause for her, That’s pure gold
— Med Lee (@med___lee) December 20, 2021
I live in this school district. There are teachers fighting against the books with the pornographic content.
— Jo Ellen (@acupojojo) December 21, 2021
I’d love to see the aftermath of that attempt 🤣 if I’m ALREADY at the school because you dragged me there for this kind of nonsense, and then you try to spit this back at me, I’d ask for my turn on the mic. I can easily come up with a much more intense/demeaning rhyme right back
— Peaceful Knowledge (@FriendToLogic) December 20, 2021
I guess she forgot her liberal brethren cancelled Dr. Seus last year.
— TradeCNBC (@TradeCNBC) December 21, 2021
You know how to lose your job? Insult the people who you answer to. Good strategy.
— Darrell (@djhahn13) December 22, 2021
Uses Dr Seuss as a template for her remarks when the left says Dr Seuss is racist. Lol couldn’t make it up.
— McRed 🦈 (@mcclenp) December 20, 2021
Imagine going home after a long day of work and having that thing sound off at the dinner table.
— bul16676935420 (@bullsunvalley) December 21, 2021
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