Ques­tion Trump, not Dance

Baltimore Sun - - MARYLAND VOICES - Re­becca Kel­man

As a for­mer Bal­ti­more County Public Schools ed­u­ca­tor and par­ent of a schol­arath­lete BCPS grad­u­ate, I am re­spond­ing to Ann Miller’s com­men­tary (“BCPS board mem­ber: Dal­las Dance must go,” Nov. 15). She ob­vi­ously has ques­tioned Dal­las Dance on sev­eral oc­ca­sions and has fi­nally found a cause which brings her to think she can pur­sue ask­ing for his res­ig­na­tion re­gard­less of whether other board mem­bers agree with her.

While Mr. Dance’s tweet may not have in­cluded all stu­dents (and Ms. Miller has a point in ques­tion­ing that), it ad­dressed the is­sue brought forth by a per­son who re­peat­edly made nasty com­ments about the groups in­cluded in that tweet — cre­at­ing an at­mo­sphere of fear and den­i­gra­tion which we are now see­ing in ac­tions be­ing taken across our coun­try.

Ms. Miller needs to first ask that can­di­date, now a pres­i­dent-elect, to more firmly call for ev­ery­one to act in a more lov­ing way to each other re­gard­less of how they voted. It is his re­spon­si­bil­ity to quell these fears. As for Mr. Dance, his ex­pla­na­tion that Ms. Miller quoted is suf­fi­cient.

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