Loud minority ignores leaders' good work
I read with surprise and alarm the Daily Herald article about the disrespectful and threatening behavior of a vocal minority of parents.
For a certain segment of the population, there seems to be a strong correlation between ignorance and the volume with which it is expressed. As a longtime League of Women Voters member who has organized and moderated candidate forums, I see the civic interest and hard work displayed by so many candidates who volunteer their time to give back to their communities. It is a shame to see their good intentions and efforts repaid by such incivility.
School board members, staff and teachers deserve the respect of everyone for the work they do.
While my children are grown and have children of their own now, I remember and appreciate the good education they received in District 300. My special needs grandson, who lives in Crystal Lake, spent the first few years of his schooling in District 300 schools to receive the additional services and specialized education he needed.
I appreciate the good work that they do, as I think most people do. We should all let our school and boards know that we -- the silent majority -- support the actions taken to protect the students and community.