With all of the great arguments that were presented to the school board recently, it should really come down to one issue: the voice of the people. Democracy is clearly defined as “government by the people; especially: rule of the majority.” But special interest groups and those in power seem to keep forgetting this rule and hijacking the rest of us.
Many Helenans do not want this curriculum. That has been made clear since this issue first came to light. The school board needs to start over and they need to have parent participation on the committee. Otherwise, they will continue to subvert the will of the people.
If they choose to override those they serve, parents need to make a united stand and pull their kids out of the school. It can be for just a day or a week; a strike of sorts. Or consider other options. There are some great private schools in Helena. Ask for scholarships or discounts as a group. Look at homeschooling. It’s another great option. Let them know who they are working for and that they have to follow the protocol of the Constitution of the United States, just like everyone else.