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Five Leominster School Committee Members With No Kids In The Public Schools Voted To Cancel School Until November While Completely Ignoring Working Class Parents

 

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Yesterday the Leominster Public Schools became the first district to cancel in school learning for the first quarter of the year.

This was after the surveyed teachers and parents, and 83% of parents and 70% of teachers said they wanted some form of in school instruction. The School Committee in a 5-4 decision basically told them to fuck off. I discussed the implications of this at the 46 minute mark on last night’s live show.

This is insane. Does the SC not know that ZERO kids have died from COVID in Massachusetts? Are they unaware that there are zero documented instances of children passing on COVID to their teachers in other countries? Do they not care about the effects this is having on students from low income backgrounds? Do they think school just isn’t that important so it can be effectively cancelled on a whim like this?

My daughter is going to be in kindergarten next year and we still don’t have a plan from our district. If she has to learn electronically who is going to sit with her by the computer? She’s 5, so she can’t do a Zoom call on her own. This effectively has forced parents to become teachers as well. Except I’m running a business, and the vast majority of parents are working themselves. I’m sure this is a dilemma for many in Leominster too. What are they supposed to tell their bosses? I can’t come into work until November? And since Leominster parents are basically playing the role of a teacher, and are forced to stay home with their kids instead of working, will they be compensated at a teacher aide’s salary by the Leominster Public Schools?

But I guess the Leominster School Committee doesn’t care about that. Mayor Dean Mazzarella serves on the committee and was one of the 4 no votes. He posted on Facebook today about a protest of this ridiculous decision.

There were 5 members who voted to do remote learning only.

Let’s meet them.

Peter Haigis is the husband of State Rep Natalie Higgins, a radical leftists who recently voted to end qualified immunity for police officers and wants them defunded.

He appears to be childless, and works as a software developer and political consultant. Thus he will not be affected by this decision personally and will continue to earn a living since his industry is not affected by COVID.

Ronald Houle is a much older man.

It seems unlikely that he would have kids enrolled in the LPS.

Isabelle Alera is a 2016 Leominster High School graduate and a 2020 Worcester State grad.

She of course has no children, and recently posted how people should “take a seat” if they want their children’s schools to be fully opened.

She has the same political leanings as Haigis.

Brandon Robbins is a 24 year old, childless resident who was elected while still enrolled as a student at UMass Lowell.

Like the others, he is a political supporter of Natalie Higgins and subscribes to their ideology, which includes keeping schools locked down until election day.

He was just elected last year after a failed run at the City Council in 2017. He criticized former City Council members for doing exactly what he just did:

“They are represented by councilors who are concerned about the needs of all of their constituents, but who may not understand fully their concerns.”

Brandon Robbins does not understand the concerns of the people he represents, or else he just doesn’t care.

It’s unclear if SC member Michael Stessen has any children, but we do know that he subscribes to the same pro-lockdown political ideology as the others who voted to keep the schools closed.

The complaints I’ve read from parents who were completely ignored are perfectly legitimate.

Thank you for the full destruction of my autistic daughters mental health. She needs her routines and school. Thank you for sending out a survey and not listening to parents. She needs her teachers and social aspects even if it’s six feet apart. This is a very poor decision.

 

Absolutely horrendous. Who cares about us working parents. My daughter is on an IEP and struggled so much with remote learning. I guess IEP’s no longer matter and I’m supposed to quit my job and loose my house to do the teachers job. The school committee should be ashamed of yourselves.

 

Remote Learning was an absolute joke and my children regressed and lost skills. All it was, was busy work. There was no learning!! This is a complete disservice to the children of Leominster. Did you even listen to what the parents of the children you are responsible for educating had to say!!?? Absolutely disgusting!!!

 

So 67k pediatricians say children should go back. And our school committee knows better. What a load of crap.

Other school districts will be deciding what to do soon so this does not bode well. But the negative effects of not going to school are much more of a threat to your child than a disease that has killed zero children in Massachusetts. The people who want the lockdown to continue refuse to educate themselves on this widely available data because they’ve been brainwashed by the media into believing their children are in danger. And as you can see in Leominster, the people making these decisions are unaffected by them personally. 

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59 Comment(s)
  • Captain Trips
    August 3, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    Gauged ears and TDS go hand-in-hand

  • Even Leominster isn’t safe from radical Leftists
    August 2, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    I’m sure private school has never looked better to Leominster parents, eh? Besides, would want to put their kid’s academic future into the hands of Leftist turds like those 5, anyhow…Pretty earrings there, pal, do you wear underpants with dick holes in the front?

  • Shit for Brains PAWG
    August 1, 2020 at 11:23 am

    Isabelle Alera has shit for brains, and is young and dumb. However, she is a PAWG (Phat Ass White Girl). TOTALLY WOULD! We need her to strip and spread em, not ruin our schools.

  • Jeffrey Epstein
    August 1, 2020 at 11:22 am

    This is Jeffrey Epstein. Now that I have gone to the other side, I left my island and private jet to my good buddy Bill Clinton. He is offering free tutoring on my island to any children that are interested. All expenses paid daycare, tutoring and physical education. 1-800-Slic-Will So parents, if school is cancelled by your local school district, sign your kids up today. This will be FAR better than Michael Jackson’s Neverland.

  • LeftMassLongAgo
    August 1, 2020 at 10:11 am

    Eh, any jackass can run and get on the school committee. It’s the first rung in any political career, heck, I was on a school committee before I left Mass. That being said, what commonly happens (and what will happen in this case) is the city solicitor gets a demand letter and notice that a class action suit will take place in regards to whatever issue the parents have a gripe with. At that point the committee reconvenes in a special session and basically reverses whatever it was, in a very quiet manner. I bet money in a few weeks that’s what will happen here. The lawsuits are just too expensive and cost folks their committee positions.

  • Milo
    August 1, 2020 at 5:09 am

    I think if I went to Vegas and made a bet that every man in these picture is a baloney-smoking pedo, i’d bankrupt Steve Wynn.

    Why do we let these phags anywhere near the schools?

  • Concerned
    July 31, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    Where the hell did Leominster get this crew. Looks like the before pics from an alternative lifestyle kids fat camp!

  • Z
    July 31, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    When did the Leominster School Committee create its own Gay-Straight Alliance?

  • Peter Haigis' gauged ears and asshole
    July 31, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    I wouldn’t want anybody with disgusting holes in their ears teaching my children. It screams of irresponsibility.

    • Milo
      August 1, 2020 at 5:13 am

      It screams Gay Jeffrey Epstein

  • Poops Magee
    July 31, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    My god I just UNLOADED some homemade brownie mix. I absolutely filled my pants over this!

  • dude
    July 31, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    Back in the 90’s, on the David Brudnoy show. The head of the Boston Teachers Union said, the union would take the students side, if they were members of his Union.
    Remember, when most Teachers talk of the wellbeing of their students, they mean the wellbeing of themselves first and their students second.

    • WRSD Teacher
      August 2, 2020 at 9:39 am

      If ANYONE but Trump was President, the teacher’s unions would be declaring the need to be back in the classroom… for the children.

  • Epstein"s Rope
    July 31, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    Hey TB. Not for nothing, your story on that Georgetown Sign Hoax, was right on the money, so I was told.

  • Mastiff squint
    July 31, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    Simple the teachers are afraid, ok
    Withhold your money going towards public education. Get together start a home school group. You will have no problem finding accredited teachers. Go from there. You will be surprized how the kids will jump ahead academically. The teacher’s union stopped carring about anything but the union long ago.
    No one in the public sector has missed a pay check. Watch what your property tax bill comes to. It’s time for a return on our investment.

  • Guinea Geisha
    July 31, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    Keeping schools closed may not stop the spread of Covid… but it’ll help stop the spread of communism.

  • bloop
    July 31, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    Looking at these tubs of shit I propose pictures along with names, on ballots. That way you can see what a fucking lunatic some of these people are. The fact that a grown adult man with gauged ears got elected to anything is unreal. One look and you know they don’t know how to think or make logical decisions. Fuck them all.

  • Fed Up
    July 31, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    This is disgusting. How is a teachers life more important or valuable than everyone else that has to go to work everyday? No one is comfortable going into work obviously, but we don’t have the option of getting paid to not go into the office. Now you put these kids at risk of illegal, unregulated day cares or “Learning Pods” that are far more dangerous than a class room. This act is so selfish and is not in the best interest of the kids. The parents should be able to decide if they want to send their children in for in person learning or if they are not comfortable with that they should keep them home. Its funny how Camps and day cares can be open and seem to be doing fine, but daycare providers and camp counselors lives are not as valuable as teachers right? The teachers that want to go back and teach should be able to do so and the one’s that don’t might loose their job ( just as if they were in the private sector). I think Leominster families should stop paying their taxes that fund the schools and take their kids off the roster for next year so the school does not receive funding for their kids. Lets see how their decisions and priorities change when they are not receiving a paycheck like many parents won’t. Also the 5 counselors that decided on this, they should also loose their paychecks since their votes will do that to many parents. This whole thing is a joke and I lost total faith and respect for the Leominster School Committee and anyone else who made this unbelievable decision. And Yes I would Teach the kids in the classroom , my conditions at the work I go to everyday and have been this whole time are much worse, like many others are than a teachers would be, but I have a job to do.

    • Keary
      July 31, 2020 at 5:01 pm

      How about your act of selfishness? I am sure that at most jobs you are not exposed to 20-140 people a day in a confined room with poor air circulation! Teachers are not babysitters! If you have a problem with how the remote learning went, then you need to take it up with the school. Kids might not be dying from COVID but adults are! Teachers are exposed to these children that may be asymptotic and carrying the disease to bring to them. How is it ok that that happens. It might be 1 teacher to 20 students up until 4th grade, then the number of students teachers are exposed to increases drastically! Unless you are a cashier, I am sure you are not exposed to all those people! Please stop pushing your agenda on all! Take the academics up with the school!

      • No Lives Matter
        July 31, 2020 at 6:08 pm

        No one is putting a gun to the head of any teacher. They can walk if they don’t like it and find a job that requires working more than 3/4 of a year like the rest of us. Teachers are the laziest portion of America’s work force.

        And I won’t even get into the fact that most teachers are doing a terrible job and destroying the youth of America by brainwashing them with their liberal ideologies. This country is fucked and you’ll see it comes to fruition over the next few decades.

        • Your Life Definitely Doesn't Matter
          July 31, 2020 at 7:14 pm

          First off shitstain, you clearly didn’t read the article. 70% of the teachers wanted in person learning, not online. Second, you’re doing just what the liberals are doing with the police, by lumping in all teachers with the few that don’t do their jobs. True, liberal brainwashing is occurring, but at the HS and college level, not the younger ones who wouldn’t give a rat’s ass about political stuff or understand it. Lastly, you’re butthurt that you don’t get 3 months a year off like teachers do. That’s nothing new, it’s been that way for a long time, so why didn’t you become a teacher so you could enjoy that privilege too, you dumb fuck? Oh, wait, you probably dropped out of HS, never mind.

      • Fed up
        July 31, 2020 at 7:03 pm

        Well once again I said that my particular work situation is worse than a teachers would be , being in contact with more people and less controlled environment. This is the situation with slot of people who have been working this whole time. If a teacher does not want to work , someone else should be hired in their place. It’s very pretentious of people to think their lives are more valuable than mine or anyone else. I wouldn’t even want people like that teaching my kids.

        • Bull sh_t
          July 31, 2020 at 9:21 pm

          Totally agree Fed Up. These Teachers should go back to school or we should hire private teachers to go back to teach our kids. We should not be paying any teacher not willing to go back and use that money as a credit towards hiring new teachers willing to do their jobs just like it works with everyone else on the planet. If you are not willing to perform the job than you will be replaced

      • jarhead
        July 31, 2020 at 9:56 pm

        a Left Wing Liberal Democrat, Hates Trump and Brainwashes kids for say 70-85K per yr, summers off, Bitching about the Chinese Cooties. My wife has NO immune system from the Meds shes on and she goes to work every day, if she catches it shes Dead, so either teach or move on do the Taxpayers a favor!!

    • Bones
      July 31, 2020 at 10:55 pm

      The school committee decide this, not the teachers. Most teachers want to go back. Most teacher unions want at least a hybrid plan.

      • Iam surrounded by crazy people
        July 31, 2020 at 11:11 pm

        Bones, I think you are smoking too many bones. iIf the teachers really wanted to go back they should have been demanding it at the meeting , sitting with the committee members and pleading with them to make the right decision for the kids. I agree that some teachers probably do want to really go back , but instead of just kicking back and collecting our tax payer money they should have been fighting for our kids, not letting this unqualified committee decide the future of not only our kids , but our local economy. Should be the parents choice , we are the tax payers , we are the customers.

        • Bones
          August 1, 2020 at 11:08 pm

          Teachers have no pull with school committees. These school committee members probably had their minds made up in April. The parents, who actually do have pull with school committees, said they wanted kids to go back and they still voted the way they did. If a teacher demanded anything from the school committee they would be ignored at best and would be putting a target on their backs.

  • Brandon Robbins
    July 31, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    Hey Brandon…….eat a salad you fat, ugly, fucking loser.

    • Epstein"s Rope
      July 31, 2020 at 6:41 pm

      But his Douche Glasses won’t fit

  • D.B. Cooper
    July 31, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    Democrats cancelling school until November.
    Hmmmm, what happens in November?

    • Captain Trips
      August 3, 2020 at 5:37 pm

      Trump steamrolls over Joe ‘Dementia’ Biden and the lefties start crying, again…..

  • Common Sense Carl
    July 31, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    Pardon me for asking, but who the flying fuck elects these incels to office? Jimminy Fucking Christmas, people of Leominster.

  • Michael Keane
    July 31, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    JASON ROBERTS Property Management is not Brandon Robbin’s company. He is advocating for a friend’s business.

  • Beverly Farms
    July 31, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    I love it! Just say fuck school. It will be the final separation between the haves and the have nots. Just like the 1870’s in England. Education is only for the rich. Ignorance will be for the masses who rely on welfare and will die early. Taxes will spike then dry up and a public school teacher will be like the last starfish on the beach. House on a North Shore private beach, summer home in the lovely breezes of Bermuda and safe investments because I don’t have to live in the feeding frenzy of todays market I’ve made more than money. I’ve established wealth.
    Government cant get it and I believe that charity begins at home.
    You morons are doomed.

    • Antifa asshole from hell
      July 31, 2020 at 3:00 pm

      Moron huh? Reverse doxxing yourself is smart though, right?

      I bet you live in one of those houses on Chanticleer Drive. Long summer and I’m collecting, maybe I will come up and find out for sure.

      • Beverly Farms
        July 31, 2020 at 5:39 pm

        You haven’t the balls.
        Anarchists never do.
        Take you out of a group and you don’t matter. Just like your life before and will soon again. You are a zero.
        The best you can hope for is someone like me leaves you a bigger tip because you stepped and fetched it when I asked. Eagles and worms buddy. And you will never have wings. Because of you there will be nobody in between. Now for a late afternoon swim. Fool.

        • Antifa asshole from hell
          July 31, 2020 at 9:33 pm

          “You will never have wings”

          Your a total badass!

          Your knowledge of Jonathan Livingston Seagull is not going to save you from me, and it may be your undoing, a high sounding pompous asshole like yourself, usually sticks out. Most noticeably at the beach.

      • Epstein"s Rope
        July 31, 2020 at 6:48 pm

        We’re all set for you and a party of 5, cordless drill with rusty auger bit , 4 point strap table, buckets, heavy machinery, and no neighbors.

        • Woodworking shop
          July 31, 2020 at 9:18 pm

          You got an awl too? I can’t work without ’em.

  • Charter Schools Perform Better
    July 31, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    Defund the schools.

    • What about Chowder schools?
      July 31, 2020 at 5:22 pm

      Do they do better too?

  • Star Wars Bar Misfits
    July 31, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    What a bunch of misfits.
    Teaching kids young that you dont cross the Democratic agenda EVER.

  • jarhead
    July 31, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    Academia……Teachers…… Brainwashing Commie Fucks, nuff said.

  • Educated contributor
    July 31, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    Looks like TBS is getting some serious national exposure. Keep it up. It’ll drive the racist rioters and their enablers mental.

  • kingsraisins
    July 31, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    Ok, I kind of want to tee off on the MTA here – who is pushing remote learning. First, I value teachers. I myself work in the profession. However, 75% of my local taxes go directly to funding the schools. That leaves 25% for DPW, PD, Fire, Library, municipal departments, infrastructure, etc. If I have to allocate only 2% of an annual local budget to PD, and officers are made to show up and work, shouldn’t my 75% go to something? Every day I hear teachers say they are on par with nurses, first responders, etc. in terms of importance in the community, but they don’t want to do their jobs in person despite there being almost 0 instances of student to teacher transmission. You know who has to show up to work in person? A cashier or a clerk at the Big Y, making $13 an hour without benefits. Unreal. And the kids are the ones hurt most from this. If you look at Leominster negative health indicators, they are all socioeconomically based. These kids are going to be worse off all year because of this nonsense, and from a failure of adults to protect them.

    If our government isn’t providing a service that three quarters of your tax dollars go to – what the hell are we still paying for?

    • Luke Fondleberg
      July 31, 2020 at 11:45 pm

      ^This.^

      Times a thousand.

  • Al Gore's School Board
    July 31, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    Parents from Leominster need to advocate for the town’s children. When there is a vacuum of true parental leadership the Socialist woke slime is always too happy to step in and control your kids lives for the negative.

  • Dershowitz the Pervowitz
    July 31, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    The population of Massachusetts will soon consist of goofy libs and heroin addicts.

    Sorry, but it’s a terrible place to raise children.

  • Keep voting libtard, this is what you get.
    July 31, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    Mental health institutions need to be reopened. Libtards are on the run due to know supervision.

    • before anyone corrects using know for no...no i am in know position to text here while balancing a bong in one hand and cooking smores in the other
      July 31, 2020 at 2:07 pm

      Libtards…lmfao

  • AngryWhiteDad
    July 31, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    Today, I will begin research on home schooling. Clearly, we don’t need teachers and teachers just want to continue their endless vacation. Meanwhile, it’s perfectly fine for kids to work minimum wage at McDonald’s and Wal-Mart.

    It pains me to say these things, even on an anonymous forum (Anonymous to all but TB I assume) as my sister is a teacher.

    I’m not going to play the political game with my kids. Sure, everything goes back to “normal” November 3. Normal being a curriculum that involves the education of White Privilege. This was a topic pushed hard by my kids school – so far that our Lilly white principal in our 99.9% white town was disseminating White Privilege propaganda. Sorry, but my kids are not going to be brainwashed to believe it’s all their fault for nig nogs being glorified monkeys that can’t function in society. Yes, I left the city when I had kids and moved to an all white town, on purpose. Just like Joe Biden, I don’t want my kids too see the typical boon behavior and think it’s acceptable. Know why? It isn’t.

    Call me a racist. Call me some derogatory Trump supporter name. I’m done and will not pretend to care about your feelings. It’s a two way street.

    Time to fight the fascists back.

    • Luke Fondleberg
      July 31, 2020 at 11:48 pm

      In addition, we all know that many of the parents whom surveyed against in-person classes this upcoming year are included in the same 15k whom petitioned the Governor to allow Youth Sports.

      Goose, meet Gander. You can’t have it both ways.

  • Fuck’em All
    July 31, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    I was a public school teacher in some of Eastern MA’s most coveted “hoods”.

    I resigned…because fuck all of this bullshit.

    People are always playing games with other people’s lives…now they’re fucking with the kids. But, I guess they always have been from what my recollections recollect.

    And…

    …They next education professional that spews the “we work in the best interest of children, families, and the community” pablum needs to be ass fucked by my boy Ramon…he’s hung like a buffalo.

    Let the whole motherfucker burn down, folks. Let it burn.

  • WTF America
    July 31, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    Just had this conversation with a family member. This is terrifying. I don’t even have kids and can’t imagine what parents are thinking. I don’t think I’ve ever been this scared before an election too, ever.

    • jarhead
      July 31, 2020 at 3:17 pm

      If you haven’t noticed a Lot of people are on edge and rightly so, i know a nurse and she was telling me the other day, people trying to get an appointment with a Psychiatrist are having a hard time….Basically they can Not get an appointment!! You can thank our Spineless Commie Politicians for this and guess what they don’t give a flying fuck about me or you. they caved to the “Peaceful” Rioters and knifed All Law abiding Citizens in the back. TRUMP 2020 or we are all Fucked !!!

  • Do The Reich Thing
    July 31, 2020 at 1:37 pm

    Husband? WTF!? So Governor Parker is threatening us because some fucking Karen’s tattling on people:
    MassDPH
    is investigating possible #covid19 clusters:
    •large lifeguard party in Falmouth
    •a high school grad. party in Chelmsford
    •unauthorized football camp in S. Weymouth
    •house party in Chatham
    •large party in Wrentham

    Next up, we’ll have government officials painting offenders homes and business with CV 19. Then we’ll start the box cars for repeat offenders

  • You voted for these weirdos
    July 31, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    Welp, these are your elected officials ladies and gentlemen!

  • ANGRY GIANT
    July 31, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    November?? Don’t you mean “just after election day” ?

  • Orion
    July 31, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    Why the fuck do 20 year old women want to be teachers? So they can fuck students who are just a little younger than them, like they’re trying to relive their own high school days? If it was dudes, they’d be put in prison for 25 to life, but women can just say they were confused and have made mistakes, and they want to move forward with their lives. And their cuck husbands stand BY them.

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