Health curriculum: So, how does one affect change? Quietly? Kindly? According to process? Hmm … tried that, many times!
Listen. We are doctors, lawyers, nurses, psychologists, business owners, counselors, teachers, computer engineers, and some ... do I dare say this ... are merely parents. I know, I get it. That makes their understanding of this material less than average ... parents just don’t understand. I get it. I’ve heard it enough times now.
We are not radicals! We have tried time and time again to affect change in a kind, quiet, according to process way (petitions with 2,500-plus names, requests, experts, etc.). Why haven’t you heard of us? Because we are not loud. We are not disrespectful. We are not seeking media attention.
All we have been asking for is a seat at the table (that takes into account other viewpoints) so something reasonable and better can be had. That is it.
Where has that gotten us? Revisions done by one person, a draft in which (stated by district) the graphic language changed but the intent stayed the same. That is an insult.
What else are we supposed to do? We have gotten nowhere. The process is broken.