How Newberg’s school board ended up banning Pride, BLM flags in classrooms by KGW news
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The Oregon Board of Education is calling on the Newberg school board to not only reverse course on its effort to ban Pride and Black Lives Matter symbols in schools, but to actively encourage students and educators to display flags, placards and other symbols that affirm students’ identities.
Read the article here
Read the full motion passed by the Oregon Board of Education here
(9) Calls on the Newberg School Board to reverse course on its
clear and continuous effort “…to remove all Black Lives Matter (aka
BLM) signs, flags, and placards, apparel, buttons, and all other
modes of display, and all instances of the symbol known as the
Pride Flag from District facilities,” and to validate that student
identities are not inherently political or controversial, but welcomed
More on the matter by OSBA
In a highly unusual direct shot, the Oregon State Board of Education called out Newberg School Board members Thursday for plans to ban Black Lives Matter and Pride symbols.
Link to the OSBA post
Check out the writeup in The Newberg Graphic about the launch of the recall
“Shannon and fellow board members in the voting majority may have broken public meeting laws in August by voting on a motion (without public notice) to hire attorney Tyler Smith, who has longstanding ties to conservative political causes throughout Oregon, to represent the board. Smith has since written the first draft of policy language for the political signs ban.”Ryan Clarke
Update: An earlier version of this post quoted a different part from the article that has since been removed from The Newberg Graphic website.