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As School District Implements Busing
Over Near-Unanimous Opposition,
Chinese Immigrants See Communism

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Posted By: Judy W., 11/24/2019 8:46:12 AM

The Howard County, Maryland, school board voted to implement a massive, 1970s-style busing program Thursday, despite overwhelming opposition. After one vote failed, members went into a back room, and when they came out, one of the members who voted “no” was crying. They did a do-over and she changed her vote. Board member Jennifer Mallo lectured to constituents who voiced displeasure, saying it was a “privilege” that they got to witness the meeting, admonishing them not criticize her on social media, and complaining about her salary. Immigrants from China and the former Soviet Union said that what they were witnessing reminded them of the totalitarian regimes where they grew up.

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This is utterly horrifying. I was in Philadelphia in the late 1960s when they put in busing and it was hated by both black and white parents. What is the organization that is pushing this? Its intent is obviously to disrupt communities and families, disorient children, and assert tyrannical authority.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: jasonB 11/24/2019 8:54:30 AM (No. 243998)
Seriously, why comply? When do people just say 'Enough' . Take your ruling and shove it. If 50 people did it, it's game over.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 11/24/2019 8:54:40 AM (No. 243999)
Coombs was verbally abused and ridiculed in the back room and was brow beaten to conform with the rest of the board. Follow the money on this one to understand who was behind the board's vote. Meanwhile, tar and feather the board members except for Coombs. This thing is disgusting.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: anniebc 11/24/2019 8:58:08 AM (No. 244003)
I shall henceforth refer to leftists as totalitarian leftists. If they criticize Jennifer Mallo on social media, what's she going to do, send the police to arrest them? She should have been dragged out of that meeting and summarily fired by her constituents. She wants to play illegal, they can too! It's not just the federals that we have to worry about; it's also the county wannabe dictators. They think they don't have to follow the rules and the laws either. And, sister-girl says they don't pay her enough, because her hindness' rulership deserves more.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: dirtyjersey 11/24/2019 9:00:33 AM (No. 244008)
I’m going to guess that most of these people complaining voted for Democrats. Now they are reaping what they have sown. Property values will go down, along with test scores. When you let the government run your life, don’t be surprised when they do.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: voxpopuli 11/24/2019 9:00:46 AM (No. 244009)
They did a do-over and she changed her vote. must've shown her some pictures of her son or husband in some compromising situation.. end justifies the means..
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Reply 6 - Posted by: jacksin5 11/24/2019 9:05:54 AM (No. 244015)
I went to school in Boston in the 70's. We found out real quick that Public Schools are Government Schools, therefore the "Public" has no say anymore,
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Reply 7 - Posted by: chumley 11/24/2019 9:30:45 AM (No. 244039)
This is one of the states that makes owning a gun so difficult, and the penalties so stiff, that honest citizens often don't bother. Now you see why.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Newtsche 11/24/2019 9:39:45 AM (No. 244050)
"Social engineering" is an apt descriptor but too kind for the evil minds at work.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: greggojo 11/24/2019 11:01:01 AM (No. 244151)
Petty Leftist (no doubt) bureaucrats with "social justice" blinders on, who are immune to common sense and the lessons of history. I'll wager that likely in the spring, (and well before the fall of next year) the citizens will hold a recall election, the board will be replaced, and the ill-advised busing will never take place. I saw something similar in a city where I used to live. The issue wasn't about busing, but it was a hugely unpopular move by a school board, and lo and behold, the parents took action and removed the proponents of the detested policy.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: lakerman1 11/24/2019 11:22:05 AM (No. 244168)
Is social equity predicted to improve the academic performance of black students?? Have bus manufacturers invested campaign contributions in the process? I find this to be really baffling.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Periwinkel 11/24/2019 11:41:17 AM (No. 244184)
Jefferson County Putlic Schools (Kentucky) spends millions on busing even after the court order ran out in 2000. As a result there is a robust, solid, excellent Catholic school system run by the Archdiocese of Louisville. JCPS ranks lowest in the state of Kentucky, a marginal state for education to begin with. Nearly 1/2 of the children don't read at grade level. But Boy!! do those kids know their Climate Change.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 11/24/2019 11:57:04 AM (No. 244196)
Yep, the only way to help a black kid in school is to have a white kid sit next to him.....or at least that is what these fools apparently believe.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Omen55 11/24/2019 12:44:24 PM (No. 244252)
Are any of those member's kids gonna be on those buses?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: lakerman1 11/24/2019 12:44:33 PM (No. 244253)
Second post apologies, but, #11, allow me to add to your post. Louisville and Jefferson County voluntarily merged their governements decades ago, but did not merge their school districts. The NAACP sued the new merged city-county government for failing to merge the school districts as well - that it was a racist act. And a federal District Court judge agreed, and issued an order to merge the school district. The outcome was an unmitigated disaster. Why do I have such information? Suffice it to say I was a labor arbitrator for 31 years, and have intimate knowledge of the forced merger in that merged school district..
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Olde Buck 11/24/2019 12:58:44 PM (No. 244271)
I have ZERO sympathy for the voters of Howard County. We had a reasonable Republican County Exec, Alan Kittleman, who was voted out after one term and replaced by calvin ball, one of the usual suspects, who promptly made Howard County a "sanctuary county". These same parents, who are rightly outraged helped fill the school board with devout leftists to assist ball in his remake of Howard. The ones I feel sorry for are the voters who saw through this nonsense, but have to eat the same crap sandwich that the chumps are going to eat. Then, the ones I feel most sorry for are the children who are now race tokens to be used in the communist social engineering efforts of calvin ball and his fellow travelers.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Judy W. 11/24/2019 1:55:46 PM (No. 244310)
Note that this busing isn't about race (I don't think there are enough black people in Howard County for that). This is about income. Poor children will get to sit next to rich children. Or maybe it's that rich children will get to sit next to poor childen. It's equally ridiculous either way.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Chuzzles 11/24/2019 2:01:34 PM (No. 244315)
There are reasons why busing failed then and it will fail again. Parents want their kids to have the best possible educations, and that includes minority parents too. Why scrimp and save to move to better districts when the idiots in charge change the rules? This is one time they need to do a massive class action suit against these commies. They don't even consider the concept of fixing the schools in the first place. They would rather abuse their power and abuse the residents than spend money on actually fixing the schools in the poor districts.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 11/24/2019 3:07:40 PM (No. 244352)
Gee, here's an idea. Force a special election and throw out the entire school board. Negate their asinine decision at the same time. Resist! Resist!! Resist We Much!!!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: RuckusTom 11/24/2019 3:52:53 PM (No. 244369)
Got to let those middle class kids co-mingle with the inner city kids and vice versa. It's all part of cultural enrichment.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: red1066 11/24/2019 4:44:29 PM (No. 244413)
This whole thing is based on the false narrative that schools with kids from lower incomes are somehow disadvantaged despite the fact that all schools in the county have the same funding needs met. No school in Howard county (one of the wealthiest in the state) has a funding problem. The excuse that schools are overcrowded is pure BS. I grew up when all my classes had somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 kids in each class. No one ever felt over looked or that we lacked individual attention.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: NorthernDog 11/24/2019 5:06:25 PM (No. 244429)
What's the carbon footprint of all this extra busing? According to liberals, we only have about 10 years to 'save the planet', and they vote for smoke-belching buses to drive back and forth to appease some PC god.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: MickTurn 11/25/2019 8:37:25 AM (No. 244893)
I will NOT get on your bucking fus!
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