Astonishingly, The Video of the Health Education Suit is Worse than the Initial Story

In news that certainly shocked me, the video announcement about the decision to sue the Helena School District is even more amusing than the decision to file the suit itself.


Her claim that the curriculum process has been completed behind closed doors is, to be polite, a damn lie. Literate Americans can read Board minutes and attend meetings. At the end of the “interview,” Allen-Gailushas even makes it clear that it’s her fault for not getting involved earlier:

This has opened me up to needing to pay attention more, whereas I never really thought about it before.

To recap, the Board’s public meetings and minutes are tyrannical because Allen-Gailushas didn’t pay attention to what was going on.

Allen-Gailushas’s reasoning for suing OPI is another demonstration of the keen analytical work of the Tea Party and its citizen lawyers. According to Allen-Gailushas:

Because they’re [OPI] at the head of the school district and they have not come in to stop what the school board is doing…

Neither is NATO. Why not sue them? They have about the same level of jurisdiction over local curriculum.

Finally, I love the appeal to every citizen across America. I’m pretty sure that conservatives are supposed to believe in local control of schools. I wonder why the Tea Party and its ill-mannered ilk want to let “outsiders” in the conservative media impose their will on local decision making? Hoping for a little attention from the Fox News crowd?

I’m headed to the courthouse tomorrow to get a copy of the suit and will post by the end of day.

If you appreciate an independent voice holding Montana politicians accountable and informing voters, and you can throw a few dollars a month our way, we would certainly appreciate it.


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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.
His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.
In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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