A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to hear Barbara Rush address Hometown Helena as what can only be described as the unofficial kick-off of her campaign to get elected to the School Board. Her agenda? Relentless negativity and mean-spirited attacks, with a substantial serving of outright lies. I offered some commentary about her remarks at the time, but was very pleased to see that Mrs. Rush has made her speech available for anyone to view.
There is a place for honest criticism of any institution and the Helena School District is no exception, but we absolutely can’t afford to elect someone so hostile to the idea of public education and the school’s leadership that she can’t see past her own agenda. More than anything I could write, these videos demonstrate why Barbara Rush should not be elected to your Board.
I can’t urge you strongly enough to share this video link with friends, neighbors, and co-workers who are planning to vote on May 3rd.