A Glendale mom who was inside the meeting told The Post Millennial that the school board refused to engage with parents, and instead of dealing with parents and giving the information parents have rightly demanded, they paraded a selection of uninformed local elected officials who had no idea what was going on or what the issues were.
"Breaking: Armenian-American men fight against #Antifa & far-left protesters outside the Glendale (CA) school board meeting. Immigrant families have been furious that elementary schools are doing pride events. Antifa have gathered to oppose the parents" TPM Senior Editor Andy Ngo tweeted.
Armenian, Hispanic, and Christian families have been protesting the Glendale school board's Pride celebrations and the indoctrination of their children into radical gender ideology. Parents were there protesting, trying to work with Glendale Unified as to what will be taught during Pride Week. A mother who was inside the meeting filmed parents protesting.
"Basically there's some so-called Antifa, or hoodlums, anti-social folks who were here, 20-30 folks, who segregated themselves with LGBTQ protesters, then they moved away and went to a parking lot, they met a group of Armenian men. One of the Antifa attacked an Armenian man and the men fought back" a father on the scene told The Post Millennial.
Parents went to the school board to demand information, because the Glendale Unified school board won't respond, and take any actionable steps to tell parents what is happening or what will be taught, a father said to TPM. "We want our voices to be heard and we want acknowledgment from the superintendent and they are not acknowledging it," he said.
"What was obvious from inside the board room," a mom told The Post Millennial, "was that the board members have been tapping people who have nothing to do with GUSD, like the Mayor of Burbank, who has no idea what the parents' issues are as regards currciclum. A parent took him aside and told him the details, and and he had no idea about any of it."
The Glendale city clerk was there, she said, and was also uninformed. "The school board is trying to do damage control instead of actuallly speaknig to parents. Vivian Ekchien, the superintendent, used to be asstistant superintendent of LAUSD. "Inside the board room, they claimed the Brown Act so they don't have to engage," the mom said.
As to what they are going to do next, she said "there's a lot of parents who are considering private schools, home schools, boycotting through absenses. Parents are at a crossroads where they realize GUSD is getting worse and worse, and the academic scores are also going down. Vivian and the board have run it to the ground. And instead of focusing on academics, Glendale high has 75 percent of students who cannot pass a state standards math exam. Our district is passing resolutions to spend more on critical race theory and gender ideology."
She said that "this year, Woodrow Wilson Middle School took out 25 minutes of academic time and created a session on social emotional learning, an advisory period. It's to push BLM, gender, and other SEL lessons. We just want our kids to get a proper education and not be indoctrinated." And for that, the parents are called hateful.
"There's lots of funding coming down the pipeline to adopt these kinds of lessons," the mother told The Post Millennial. "Money talks, parents don't have a union, we don't have organized representation. And they superintendent calls us hateful, says we're putting out disinformation. We took to social media to get actual coverage.
As The Post Millennial reported in May, a young special needs student was taught LGBTQ sex practices and lifestyles in her health class and was disciplined for using the wrong pronouns.
On June 3, a group of parents protesting a "PRIDE assembly" outside Saticoy Elementary School in North Hollywood, California were met with physical violence after far-leftists came to disrupt the event, which resulted in a heavy police response following a physical brawl between opposing groups.
TPM's Andy Ngo took to Twitter to provide the context for the square-off:
"@SocalAntifa, a violent cell of #Antifa whose members have been convicted for violent conspiracy in San Diego, calls for a rematch direct action today against the Armenian & Hispanic families protesting the @GlendaleUSD school board over pride events. The Armenian Americans were particularly upset over an elementary school making a Christian cross out of BLM, pride and fetish symbols. The #trantifa protest is also being promoted by leftist congressional candidate @Maebe_A_Girl. Violent extremist Vishal Pratap Singh @VPS_Reports, who was banned for making terroristic threats, is expected to show up again."
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