A school trustee in Conroe, Texas, called for banning images of inclusivity in classrooms saying a first-grader was so traumatized by a poster of different colored children holding hands they had to transfer to another classroom.
The trustee, Melissa Dungan, said during a school board meeting that “a number of parents” had reached out to her saying such posters constitute “personal ideologies.”
A trustee says a child was traumatized by a poster showing different colored children holding hands and had to switch classrooms. Now, she's arguing to remove displays of racial inclusivity and pride. https://t.co/bwKEdW8dpc
— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) August 11, 2023
From local ABC News affiliate KTRK:
School officials against this say a policy prohibiting political displays, not related to curriculum, already exists. The trustee who brought this forward didn’t realize that.
When it was brought to her attention, the trustee said she wants that policy to go further. Citing “a number of parents reaching out to her about supposed displays of personal ideologies in classrooms,” Melissa Dungan asked her fellow board members to crackdown on them.
When pressed to share one of those examples, Dungan referred to a first grade student whose parent claimed they were so upset by a poster showing hands of people of different races, that they transferred classrooms.
“Just so I understand, you are seriously suggesting that you find objectionable, a poster indicating that all are included,” Stacey Chase, another trustee, said.
Conroe, Texas, is about 30 miles from Houston.
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In Conroe that’s 30% latino and only 50% white? The kid wasn’t traumatized. The parent is a racist and making this up.
— AttorneyAtLawEsq (@LibLawyer) August 11, 2023