I was saddened to see the way so many parents in our community have treated the San Luis Coastal Unified School District trustees, our elected public officials, over the last few weeks.
Many of these parents claim they are just “passionate” about their children’s education. While they may be passionate, this is not how they expressed themselves. Passion is an intense emotion, compelling feeling, enthusiasm, or strong desire for something. Passion is not standing up during the middle of a public meeting and telling the board president to leave the meeting. Passion is not sending dismissive and unkind e-mails to our Trustees. Passion is not telling a former board president that he is ignorant after he makes a public comment.
It seems to me these parents have forgotten one of the first lessons we all learned as children and then taught our children: “Treat others the way you want to be treated.”
-- Andrea Devitt - Cuesta College Counselor
-- Andrea Devitt - SLO