Sixth in a series of posts debunking GOP attacks on our school board.
Fake talking point #6: “Parents’ views on masking are disregarded!”
- There’s a Statewide mask mandate for public transportation, medical facilities (both human and animal), and educational institutions.
- Approximately 3,000 school age students in the district are unable to be vaccinated due to their age.
- The goal of the district/School Board is to have in person instruction 5 days per week for all students that want to attend with minimal disruption.
- The Board and district have followed local, State and Federal health experts both last year and this year. When these health experts change their guidance, the Board will adjust its Health and Safety plan accordingly.
Recently an email went out to many school parents from a group called Neighbors United, a fictitious group that appears to be a front for the Tredyffrin Republican Committee and the “Conservative Women of the Main Line.” (The email listed as a return address Rosanna Hagg, Vice Chair of the Tredyffrin Township Republicans, though Ms. Hagg later denied any association with Neighbors United. She also threatened the TTDems with legal action for simply reporting what any reader of the email could observe for themselves.)
Conservative Women of the Main Line is a hard-right group that has been extending invitations to speakers like Doug Mastriano, who attended the Jan 6 insurrection and lobbied Congress to throw out Pennsylvania’s 2020 presidential vote, and Scott Presler, a prominent anti-Muslim activist. Republican candidates and TTGOP leadership have spoken approvingly of CWML and gone so far as to be photographed selfie-style with Presler. (UPDATE: when this telling photo drew unwanted attention, the TT GOP immediately deleted it from its former perch on their Facebook feed.)
The email directed readers to a series of talking points filled with misinformation about TE School District affairs.
People who read these fake talking points should know where they originate from. We’ll address these false claims in a series of posts. This is the sixth.