Yesterday was a day of partisan ugliness in the Board of Education race. I'm still trying to wrap my brain around it. It would be extremely easy for me to react out of anger and use this space to tell a lot of people off.
Not going to do it. This race is far too important for me to "go off" just to satisfy my own personal sense of outrage.
Facebook tells me that, three years ago, I wrote this. Read it.
It's why I do what I do.
I wanted to add this comment from Bonnie Bricker, which addresses this situation perfectly:
We often move within groups of people whose beliefs mirror our own. Here, we come together with those whose beliefs may be different. As humans who look for affinities - from tribalism (I write about the Middle East from time to time) to the sports teams we favor, there is comfort in being with those whose values match our own. But it is heartening to see that Democrats, Republicans, and Independents can come together to try to create a new vision for our schools, our children, our community. Our school system feels broken in some respects, and we are part of an effort to refashion something better.
We can't give up on those who think differently, because everyday our children will suffer if we give up on each other.
What's the point? That's the point.