Patton’s Textbook Committee “Community Member” Previously Showed Disdain for Parent Group

By Steve Bracci:

This post follows up on my April 13 post about Superintendent Patton leaving parents off of textbook committees, and my other April 13 post discussing how the District dubiously stated that there were “parents” on its committees.

Not only were there not any identified parents on the committees that selected textbooks for 13 school subjects, but Patton instead chose her close pal and friend-of-the-left, Theron Trimble, to act as the “community member/parent” for many of these selections.

Patton carefully selected “community” members such as Trimble to serve.  To begin to understand Trimble’s feelings about parents, listen to his own words at the May 12, 2015, school board meeting.  Trimble displays his apparent disdain for local group Parents ROCK by childishly referring to it as “Parents Crock:”

Trimble mentions his multiple degrees in this video.  How lucky we are to have such a studied man selecting our school district’s textbooks.   How highly intelligent of Trimble to figure out that “rock” rhymes with “crock,” and then to resort to name calling rather than presenting a substantive argument against Parents ROCK’s positions.

Did Trimble learn such name-calling  in his formal logic studies?  It seems not, for he would have learned that this is an ad hominem fallacy that is unbecoming of a true scholar.

Perhaps Theron learned how to name-call in a course on Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals.”

Rule #5:  “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”

Hmmm, that might make a lot of sense.  What an ideal type of “community member” for Patton’s textbook selection committees.