Letter to the Editor RTSA

There is no doubt that the officers involved in the Memphis atrocity that killed a man is a completely unacceptable abuse of power. Similarly, it is unacceptable for those elected to the school board to use their position to push a political and social agenda that is wholly inappropriate in a school setting.

“They will be entrusted with authority to shape the district that shapes the students, staff and faculty that will certainly impact the trajectory and tone of Hudson education.”

A servant leader would not seek to undermine parental authority or think it their duty to render judgments about parents and their parenting abilities, yet Heather Logelin thinks she has the authority to do just that. 

At the December board meeting, she made reckless comments suggesting the school district provide legal advice to minor children on how to legally change their name without their parents’ knowledge. She supports allowing children experiencing gender confusion to go by different names and pronouns at school without parental knowledge. 

Using different names and pronouns is not a neutral act. It is a psychosocial intervention that destabilizes children and worsens their anxiety and depression. 

Heather does not value transparency. Her position on this issue will drive a wedge between parents and the district, eroding whatever trust remains.

During COVID-19, she convinced the board that reading and discussing the book “White Fragility” would be a good use of time and resources. The administration should be focused on solving real problems; student performance, bullying, drug use to name a few.

On April 4, think very carefully; do you want that authority to be slanted toward a political and social agenda that has absolutely no place in public education? Do you want your children to be indoctrinated to believe lies and falsehoods? Then do not vote for Heather Logelin.

Vote for new perspectives and voices offered by Erin Gerlach and Randy Lawson.

(4) comments

Susan Kattas

Heather Logelin practices the work of the school board in a pragmatic manner. We are fortunate when good elected officials follow the orientation and training they receive every year. The job is rooted in following policy and making data based decisions. The seven board members and administrator engage in extensive open transparent discussions open to the community to attend. We rely on board members to leave personal and political emotions at the door. I never see Heather angry and expounding bias and hate against student, staff or parents. Heather advocates for all and understands incision is healing and healthy.

Susan Kattas

Roger Miller

Any one-sided political view does not belong in the classroom. Yet many of today's school critics seem to be pushing a right-wing, conservative agenda. What is wrong with an honest, age-appropriate curriculum that teaches about the diversity of the modern world in which these children will spend their lives? It seems much worse to imprison children's developing minds in the inaccurate belief that our culture is and must forever be white, Christian, and straight; to ban books that teach otherwise; to ban the teaching of the entirety of American history - both our proud victories for Democracy in the world and our sad history of repression and slavery. Do we want to teach our kids bigotry and racism, or tolerance and understanding? Education that blinds children to the real world is not education at all: it is indoctrination.

Aaron Daigle

Agreed. This is a MAJOR problem!

Ken Boyd

Where are the guardians of our K-12 education system? People like Heather Logelin are trying to take over the education system to advance their own ideologies. As Albert Einstein said, "The purpose of eucation is to teach you how to think." Logelin is trying to get to the kids early to influence their way of thinking... and not in an age appropriate way.

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