I meant to write something about this earlier in the week so please forgive the delayed reaction. In my opinion, Howard County School Board member, Allen Dyer, is a seriously misguided man.
According to this story by Dan Schwind in The Columbia Flier, Allen Dyer thinks the school system is a better judge of what our kids should be exposed to than their parents. Commenting on the school systems decision to give parents discretion as to whether or not their children would be allowed to see President Obama’s message to students he had the audacity to say that parents should not be allowed to censure what their children are exposed to.
“This is not something that should be condoned,” he said. “I don’t think it couples with the board’s policy of dealing with controversial issues. We should not give parents the right to censor what their children see, because that’s what this is: censorship.”
Now don’t get me wrong. I think every kid should hear positive messages about the importance of education, particularly when it comes from the president. That being said, when a school official believes the state can trump parental rights it is a direct threat to our society.
With this philosophy Dyer has clearly demonstrated that he is unfit to serve on the Board of Education. Can a board member be impeached?