In closing, we again turn to our state organization: “As a nation, state, and collection of communities, education is the bedrock of our democracy. It informs the values and perspectives that shape our ideologies, civic engagement, and priorities. At its best, education inspires us to broaden our view, challenge systems, and fulfill our promise of a truly representative democracy. Monocultural, exclusive and prejudiced education breeds miseducated voters and elected officials who perpetuate extremism, discriminatory policies and party-loyalist agendas.”
- DEI Committee of LWVGDA: Dona Fletcher, chair; Penny Wolff, Lillian Bruce Moskeland, Jo Lovelace Hill, Mario, Dianne Herman, Tonya Wilson-Wood and Valerie Lee
Editor’s Note: Last Sunday, Ray Marcano interviewed the new Ohio Board of Education President, Charlotte McGuire, who voted against the anti-racism resolution because she said she thought it was reactionary. She then voted for the repeal in October and believes the document that replaced it “gets back to the basic purpose of education, and that is academic excellence, academic achievement” that makes children successful in life.