Portland Public School Board members were forced to flee when when their meeting was swarmed by, as Citizen Journalist Laughing at Liberals reports, ” hundreds of unions/socialist/communist activists, who were demanding, uhh, well, I think they were demanding higher wages for the teachers. Sort of hard to tell with all the random chanting and shouting.”
The crashers were led in a profane chant by a Jefferson High School student. “BULLSH!T GET OFF IT! EDUCATION’S NOT FOR PROFIT!” So glad they’re covering the basic of bullhorn maintenance and, uh, poetry at one of Portland’s lowest performing high schools. Odd that students at “Jeff” would be under the impression education is run for profit. It could be the influence of the t“PolitiCorps” paid volunteers who have previously contracted with PPS to teach, ah, political engagement. Or maybe it’s their sister project called “Democracy Cup,” or just the Occupy mindset in Portland. See my posts about that here, here, here, here, and here.
It would be ironic if the PPS Board had invited in the Bus Project to teach students civic engagement only to have them target them. I wonder how that helps the rest of the student population.
Laughing at Liberals (whose You Tube channel is here) says there was one redeeming thing about the meeting crashers: they appeared to be opposed to Common Core, so at least they have one thing in common.