Unfortunately, I am now under the impression that all BCS families feel exactly the way the few vocal BSC parents do and to me, silence equals acceptance. All of us must call out the bad behavior on both sides of the issue and it starts with stopping the anonymous posts. Many on the county board have said that both sides of this touchy issue need to stand down and focus on the healing. I tend to agree with them on that point; although we may not agree with each other, we need to be respectful.
I have always shied away from confrontation (that’s how I was raised in Minnesota). This polarizing issue is so important to me that I chose to make public statements about my beliefs even though I knew I was opening myself up to harsh criticism. I have (or had) friends at BCS, and I have always tried to have a respectful conversation about these issues while holding our local and county leaders responsible for the problem. I have never pointed fingers at parents or children of BCS, and have never asked for the charter to be revoked or for BCS to be shut down. I am simply using democracy to stand up for what I believe is in -- a high performing LASD school to not be closed and to accommodate the unchecked, ungoverned needs of BCS.