On National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, when many people in the United States, especially in government, were remembering the “date which shall live in infamy,” the LA Unified School District sent a troubling message to parents.
The message wasn’t your garden-variety automated message from the school. It was straight from the Superintendent herself:
Hello. This is Superintendent Michelle King with an important message for the LA Unified family. Although it has been nearly a month since the Presidential election, many of our students still have questions or concerns about potential impacts on them and their families.
As part of our commitment to providing a safe and positive learning environment, we are providing additional resources for our families. We have opened extended support sites at each of our local district offices, as well as at the field office of board president Steve Zimmer.
These sites will be open from 8 am to 4:30 pm on weekdays to provide you with emotional support, enrollment and attendance information, and referrals to outside resources. We have also set up a hotline at 866-742-2273, where you can call with questions and concerns. We invite you to visit LAUSD.net for details about these and other resources. Thank you.
While wreaths were being laid at memorials, honoring the lives of men and women who perished on this day defending freedom and liberty, the Greatest Generation’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren (and maybe even a few great-grands) were being coddled and taught to live in fear. The irony couldn’t be greater – or more tragic.