College Republicans Condemn San Marcos School Districtfor Layoffs and Discriminatory “Anti-Racism” Resolution
The California College Republicans condemn the San Marcos Unified School District (SMUSD) for their planned vote to lay off over 100 teachers and employees and institute a discriminatory “anti-racism” policy that champions hiring “diverse” candidates over the most qualified candidates. CCR urges the SMUSD Governing Board to vote no on these measures – or for Interim-Superintendent Tiffany Campbell and Assistant Superintendent Henry Voros to withdraw their proposals. CCR pins the blame for “lack of work and lack of funds” that is driving the layoffs at Governor Gavin Newsom’s feet; these consequences are a direct result of his inaction in following the science and reopening our schools fast enough.
Tomorrow, March 2nd, the San Marcos Unified School District Governing Board is set to vote on several resolutions: two of which lay off over 100 teachers and staff, and one which advances a “commitment to anti-racism.” The layoff resolutions cite “lack of work and lack of funds” as the reasoning behind the effort. The anti-racism resolution reads, in part, “[T]he presence of diverse employees helps … [influence] the culture of our schools … the District will work towards the goal of hiring and retaining diverse staff …. reaffirms its commitment to fighting racism in all its forms and correcting systemic inequity…”
“These resolutions are appalling. And, frankly, I’m surprised I haven’t seen teachers’ unions speaking up about these potential layoffs yet. Teachers: Governor Newsom has been dragging his feet on reopening schools; the Democrats want to keep this state closed and themselves in power, and they don’t care if it hurts you. We must fully and safely reopen our schools and our students and teachers must get back to normal. This is at Newsom’s feet — sign the recall petition to oust him from office,” said Dylan Martin, Communications Director for the California College Republicans. He continued, saying, “This anti-racism resolution is also a sham; it is virtue-signaling and even discriminatory. If the district is committing to hire ‘diverse’ staff as opposed to the most qualified candidates, then that is ‘discrimation on the basis of race in public employment,’ a practice that is illegal in California — something the Democrats wanted to legalize with Prop 16 last year.”
CCR is proud to stand with our teachers, support reopening our schools, oppose Governor Newsom’s anti-science approach to running our state, and stand against discriminatory hiring practices and virtue-signaling. If you’d like to help these efforts, you can sign the Newsom recall petition at RecallGavin2020.com, contact the SMUSD Governing Board and voice your disapproval at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, and contribute to our fight at CACollegeGOP.com/donate.