By Nicole Montesano • Staff Writer • 

Newberg school district losing dozens of teachers and admin

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Comments

Jean

This is exactly what they want to happen. The board wants public schools to fail so they can push public $$$ towards charter schools. Charters can then groom all of the little ones into MAGA-heads.

Joel R

I think it's inevitable that public education will continue to decline and that things will evolve towards a charter school model as well as a lot more home school. Parents love their kids more than anything in the world and want them educated not indoctrinated.

tagup

Parents of minority and LBTGQ children love their children too.....and they should be entitled to a safe and inclusive educational setting.....The claim of “indoctrination “ is merely code for those with a fear of what they don’t understand.

madmacs

A school board that exists only to push their right wing agenda, students be damned. They are going to leave the district a shambles. So much for caring about the kids. There are going to be knock on effects for businesses in Newberg as well. I have heard numerous people state that they will not spend money in Newberg anymore. You reap what you sow.

Ajax

The damage is already done.

A fantastic superintendent has been lost, one who was instrumental in pulling the school district out of it's previous hole. Only for the new school board to kick it right back in.

A new Superintendent, under investigation, is hired by the school board, and the teachers and administrators are leaving left, right, and center.

No one, absolutely no one, of any quality is going to come work for this school district as long as these partisan political hacks are off the school board.

Joel R

Tag, You're right, all parents love their kids and don't want them indoctrinated. That goes for everyone... left, right, gay, straight etc. Just let them be kids and learn the basics of reading, writing, math etc.
Here in Oregon public school teachers tend to be more liberal and (consciously or subconsciously) tend to indoctrinate their students in far left "Wokeism".
But just as concerning would be teachers in Alabama or Texas who are far right and deeply religious and want to indoctrinate their students into those beliefs. Indoctrination of any kind just has no place in our public schools.
In our hyper-partisan age I don't have confidence that teachers will be able to restrain themselves, hence my prediction that we will see a lot of change in the way education is delivered in the future.

Scotty

Joel, do you currently have students in the public school system? I hear a lot of talking points from you that are just not true. I have three children and spend a lot of time learning about their education. Just so we are clear: CRT is not taught, kids are not taught sex Ed in kindergarten, and white kids are not taught to be ashamed of their race?

Is the indoctrination you are referencing related to pride flags? I hope that teachers can show support for their marginalized students without it being considered “indoctrination”.

Joel, please sight specific examples of our fantastic educators indoctrinating our children.

Ajax

Anti-woke = Pro-dumb

Joel R

Scotty, All of our kids have now graduated from Mac High. The vast majority of the teachers they had were awesome. A few weren't. There certainly wasn't any overt teaching of CRT or sex ed to kindergartners, but there was plenty of subtle and not so subtle hostility towards conservative views from some of the high school teachers.
In regards to the pride flag...I think displaying it is a wonderful way to show support towards those who identify with it. I also think the christian crucifix is a wonderful way to show support towards those who identify with it. However, neither of them have a place on the windows and walls of our public schools. If kids want to wear them or put them on their locker etc...that's great. It's just not right for the teachers and administrators to do it or to sponsor it. If they do, they're indoctrinating kids at school, and it's wrong. Just educate 'em. That's all I'm saying.

Scotty

Joel, please don’t equate a religious symbol and pride flag. The pride flag is not a controversial symbol, but has been made one by the religious right.

And again, please give examples of teachers being “woke” or teaching left wing ideas. This is a false narrative by the right.

Scotty

Joel, please don’t equate a religious symbol and pride flag. The pride flag is not a controversial symbol, but has been made one by the religious right.

And again, please give examples of teachers being “woke” or teaching left wing ideas. This is a false narrative by the right.

Rotwang

Good. Hire non-woke teachers and staff to replace them.

Erin C.

And meanwhile home values in the Newberg-Dundee school district are plummeting which I'm sure is totally unrelated to the fact that the school-district is headed for disaster.