So reported KTVU (San Francisco) on Thursday (see also this KRON story):Once word got out, though, the principal backtracked like Michael Jackson doing a moonwalk.
There’s a bit of controversy surrounding student elections at a San Francisco middle school after the results were immediately withheld by the principal because they weren’t diverse enough.Well, the children’s voices were heard. They just seemed to be less obsessed with race than some administrators are. And exactly what “learning experience” would the children get this way, whether about racial tolerance or democracy?
The incident happened at Everett Middle School in San Francisco’s Mission District. The voting was held Oct. 10, but the principal sent an email to parents on Oct. 14 saying the results would not be released because the candidates that were elected as a whole do not represents the diversity that exists at the school….
According to Principal Lena Van Haren, Everett Middle School has a diverse student body. She said 80 percent of students are students of color and 20 percent are white, but the election results did not represent the entire study body.
“That is concerning to me because as principal I want to make sure all voices are heard from all backgrounds,” Van Haren said….
“We’re not nullifying the election, we’re not cancelling the election and we’re not saying this didn’t count,” Van Haren said.
She said the school may possibly add positions in an effort to be more equal.
“I’m very hopeful this can be a learning experience and actually be something that embodied our vision which is to help students make positive change,” she added.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
White People Need Not Apply
When the will of the voters is wrong, negate the vote: