WE STAND TOGETHER
Standing for Academic Excellence
WHO WE ARE
Salem Keizer We Stand Together is a grassroots organization striving to
educate, equip, & empower our community to respectfully engage in the community and culture around them.
Every voice makes a difference and shapes the ideas around us.
To EDUCATE the community about the importance of being influential in the community.
To EQUIP the community to engage effectively with decision makers by providing information and tools that are relevant and useful.
To EMPOWER families to stand strong together in defending traditional American values.
The Salem Keizer School Board regular Business meeting - when public comment is accepted -
2nd Tuesday at 6pm
Student Services Center
2575 Commercial St SE, Salem OR 97302
WATCH THE MEETING
Watch the meeting on YouTube in English or Spanish. You can also watch the meeting on CC:Media, channel 21.
School Board webpage
Public comment will be accepted by calling in, joining online, in writing, or in person (sign-up using the online form is required; on-site sign-up will not be available). The link to sign up to give public comment opens when the agenda is posted and closes at 3 p.m. Monday. Please use this Google form to sign up. Directions for all types of public comment are included in the sign-up form.
Our thinking influences our actions and for 16,000 hours a day our children are taught a perspective for life at school. Values are inherent in every subject matter as students learn what is and what is not important. Unfortunately, the values that inform curriculum today and the current way it is taught (pedagogy) is opposite to what we learned 50 years ago. As our Vice Principal Iton noted, curriculum is "informed" by Critical Race Theory. And this is the problem! The Progressive Left who owns the National School Unions has been quietly been replacing traditional curriculum with Critical Race Theory that boils down to socialist Marxism. The Oregon Department of Education has stated that they will not teach students to view one another as individuals but as members of an identity group. They say that standardized testing is founded in White Supremacy and that meritocracy (earning reward) is a myth. Unions and other organizations that sponsor education have been systematically changing vocabulary to hide the about-face direction in value. Equity doesn't mean equal opportunity. It means equal outcomes which is a losing proposition since students can only rise as high as the lowest common denominator.Yet, everything now must go through the Equity Lens! Safe and Welcoming actually means a moral-free zone because CRT believes at the heart that children have the right to sexual pleasure from birth and they have the right to all forms of information at all times. Their definition of "freedom" is free from rules. Free from accountability. Free from moral restraints. Anyone who dissents is banned, ridiculed, isolated, discredited. The traditional meaning of American freedom that prizes individual thought and self direction is squashed. This is why police are out and parents are increasingly pushed away from the table. The outcomes of the resulting policies are self-incriminating. Plummeting proficiencies, lack of accountability, increasing violence and disrespect, inappropriate sexual matter, pornography available in school and public libraries, and teachers leaving en masse. The school environment is not safe emotionally or physically.
2023 Election May 16
DON'T WASTE THE PRIVILEGE TO SPEAK UP
The Salem Keizer School Board meets every 2nd Tuesday at 6 pm. Currently all meetings are by zoom and this is unacceptable The Superintendent is in charge and it should be the school board. Please sign up to submit comments - the school board website has a link once the adgenda is released the Friday prior to the meeting at: https://salkeiz.k12.or.us/schoolboard/. Here is where we can make a public record of our concerns. If we don't speak up then the only voice in the room is the extreme left. They need to hear what YOU have to say. Please be respectful and address the issue, not the character of the person. On the 4th Tuesday they have a Business meeting that we can watch but they do not recieve public input. You can email the directors at any time but it is not part of the public record.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR CHILD HAS ACCESS TO IN THE SCHOOL LIBRARIES?
Pornography is not protected by the 1st ammendment! Click on the picture to download the list of books that many parents have found objectionable. To object to a book at school you must go through a Reconsideration Process found on the school website. We can help you if you contact us @ email@example.com. . Reconsideration of Library and Instructional Material Policy ♦ CUR-P004 Description: Outlines the steps that a parent, guardian, or community member would take to request reconsideration (exclusion) of instructional materials. Available options: Arabic | English | Spanish
CONSERVATIVE SCHOOL BOARD
These are the candidates who line up with our values: --Zone 4 (South Salem) - Dr Satya Chandrigiri, an Indian Psychiatrist who is running for another term. He has taken so much abuse by the self proclaimed "Socialist Democrats" who are trying to completely sideline him and are thereby shutting out a whole section of the community that voted him in. We need to send a message that we support Dr Chandragiri and we welcome his balanced approach to education that brings opportunity for every child. https://www.satyaforschools.com --Zone 2 (McKay) - Casity Troutt, Vice Chair of SK We Stand, small business co-owner, and chief petitioner of the Recall petition. She is getting all kinds of hate mail right now and yet bravely keeps standing up for excellence and opportunity. https://www.casityforschools.com --Zone 6 (Keizer) - We found a conservative candidate to to run against Robert Salazar who was appointed in Danielle Bethel's spot. Krissy Hudson is a parents and public employee who works for the department of Justice Child Support Division. Krissy's priorities are transparency, building unity with all parties, and parental engagement. The way we think is the way that we behave. What we teach children and the values that rub off on to them is the MOST important battle of our lifetime!
DEFUND THE UNIONS who insist on indoctrinating students
The dangerous and destructive ideologies that have taken over schools comes from the National Unions. We need to defund them by OPTING out of the union dues as is your legal right by law. You can get superior professional liability insurance (twice the coverage for a fraction of the cost) from independent organizations. The Freedom Foundation helps & defends school employees to leave the union. Click on the picture to go to their website.
AT THE STATE WHERE DECISIONS ARE MADE
STOP HB 2002
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POWER UP TO STAND UP FOR TRUTH AND
Join us every Friday noon at First Baptist Church, 395 Marion Street NE, to PRAY for schools, teachers, students, administrators, parents, and issues. We start and end on time although sometimes we linger to talk... The atmosphere is informal but reverent and sincere. There is no pressure to pray out loud. We start with reading a scripture such as a Psalm. Then we spend time in worship, recognizing WHO God is, then confession so that our hearts are right, then requests are made in a popcorn fashion as the Spirit leads. Click the picture to read, WHY CHRISTIANS SHOULD SEEK TO INFLUENCE GOVERNMENT FOR GOOD By Wayne Grudem.
PLEASE SIGN THE OPEN LETTER
DIRECTOR ACCOUNT-ABLE FOR UNSPORTSMAN
https://openletter.earth/dont-be-a-bully-acb3154c The background found in the article by OPB noting the shortage of referee's largely because behavior is out of control and they don't feel safe. https://www.opb.org/article/2022/09/04/referee-shortages-in-oregon-impacting-high-school-sports/, And the article by Salem Reporter where Avila is banned from football games for a year but no mention is made of his responsibility for setting a good example to the students and community as a school board director. https://www.salemreporter.com/2023/01/10/salem-keizer-board-director-banned-from-games-following-referee-confrontation/ While Avila was Chair of the Salem Keizer School Board, after a school board meeting July 2021 where several community members respectfully testified about their concerns over putting masks on kids, he mis-led the public by reporting the community was, grossly defiant, teaching children to be irresponsible, disgraceful, disregard our country’s core values of laws and civility, As a fellow parent, I implore us to teach our children a growth mindset to overcome adversities they face with positive attitudes to be successful. https://salkeiz.k12.or.us/news/board-chair-statement-aug-2021/ This opinion remains on the school district website. It is our opinion that the former Chair should live by his own civil principals.