Safe for All?

Activism is exhausting. Sometimes I feel like I keep making the same argument, with no one in leadership listening. In the latest debacle in my county, the school board, at the request of a handful of conservative religious grassroots organizations, has declared Safe Space stickers be removed from classrooms, deeming them political in nature andContinue reading “Safe for All?”

Freedom of Speech is Not a Student Right in Hanover County Schools

Ugh. This school board. Remember last month when a man came to my child’s high school to protest, holding vulgar signs, and he was allowed to do so based on a “technicality,” and that kids who walked out of class later in the month to protest proposed transgeneder rights policies were suspended for several days?Continue reading “Freedom of Speech is Not a Student Right in Hanover County Schools”

Shades of Gray: Freedom of Speech. Where do we draw the line?

In the landscape of ridiculousness that we see in our nation lately, one would think that a quiet county in a more rural part of the metro Richmond area would stay just that way: quiet. But someone saw fit to make some noise in our little slice of RVA. It’s really just agitators who wantContinue reading “Shades of Gray: Freedom of Speech. Where do we draw the line?”