What movies have YOU seen this month?

There is a ton of buzz going on about the Barbie and the Sound of Freedom movies, and we are here for all of it. We found these interesting reads and would like to share them. The Sound of Freedom Disclaimer: we have not yet seen this movie. This post is based solely on theContinue reading “What movies have YOU seen this month?”

Control of information equals control of the people

Remember when you could control what was on the menu because your kids couldn’t read? Did you even realize that PA wasn’t funding schools fairly? When information is kept from you, you don’t know what you don’t know…

Bringing the Downingtown Community together

Last month we had two great Parent Networking meetings. They were extremely different both in the attendees and the topics of conversation, which we were so excited about…this was exactly the intent of our design. Even though they were less than two weeks apart, the most pressing issues at the time of each event hadContinue reading “Bringing the Downingtown Community together”

What is biological sex? What is gender?

Yes, to many people this sounds like a ridiculous question. In 1990 when Arnold Schwarzenegger played “Kindergarten cop”, he was famously told by a five year old that “Boys have a penis, girls have a vagina”. Duh, Arnold.  People who understand what a karyotype is will go a step further and say that it’s relatedContinue reading “What is biological sex? What is gender?”

I shall not tell a lie 

We’ve been hearing a lot about free speech at school board meetings. Apparently the first amendment gives us the right to say anything we want, to whomever we want, about whomever we want, whether it’s true or not, right? Stopping anyone from saying anything at all is (gasp!) cancel culture. Yikes. God forbid we askContinue reading “I shall not tell a lie “

Gathering feedback and getting it to our decision makers

Pain point: Giving the district feedback Trying to get the district to hear us often feels like screaming into an abyss. Our school board members get thousands of emails and have their own jobs and families to take care of on top of their duties, so sometimes a standard response is all they have timeContinue reading “Gathering feedback and getting it to our decision makers”

A Day in the Life of a Muslim Student: DEI in Action, How to be an Ally

Our DEI office heard through various safe channels that our Muslim students wanted to hold a “Day in the Life” listening session to help our district understand what challenges they face. It was a very positive experience and we hope to have many more of these!

2/9/22 DASD School Board Meeting—Town Halls, Tech Fees, and a Heaping Dish of Drama

A calm, productive School Board meeting was bookended with altercations requiring security involvement. Click to read the full summary.

DASD’s New Book Policy Draft…let’s make it better, prevent silent censorship

The school district has been working on a new book policy to ensure that all new books are appropriate and beyond reproach. Here is how we can raise our voice ask to make it better.

Jan 12 School Board Meeting: Eid, Books, Construction, and more…

This month’s meeting saw a new holiday added to the calendar, an updated library policy, and discussion of adding open public meetings to discuss construction options and how to add Full Day K.