Tweet-gate isn’t the issue
I’ve witnessed the backlash and support for Baltimore County Superintendent Dallas Dance’s recent retweet that made a poor use of words such as “non-whites” being shown love and protection after the presidential election (“The Dance tweet,” Nov. 14). I read the bantering opinions of two school board members who clearly disagree about more than this one tweet. Most important, I did hear the word “equity” preached everywhere from the school board members, Mr. Dance and the public.
As the parent of a Dulaney High School student, I treasure the wide diversity DHS includes. The staff and students struggle daily in a building that is not part of the “equity” that continues to be echoed through BCPS. The inequity involves the building and sites, not the love or protection of students by staff. Dulaney High School has been ignored for maintenance and updates for years. This inequity has placed everyone in danger and clearly offers a very limited 21st-century learning opportunity that most Baltimore County schools have the privilege of providing.
So, as we fight over tweets and social media opinions, along with our parentadvocates, I will continue to fight for all Dulaney students and staff to receive the equity that clearly matters to everyone. This multicultural community thrives with a new school built for all students and staff together.