Readin' Writin' and Reason | Episode 78

The Overbearing Federal Government

Dom Giordano, WPHT host and former teacher, has dedicated much of his daily show toward parents who are taking it into their own hands to push back against school boards that have a negative impact on their children.
This has culminated in a weekly podcast on education, Readin', Writin', and Reason, which has allowed wonderful relationships to develop between Giordano, educators, and parents throughout the country who are speaking out against overbearing school boards.

First, Dom welcomes Dr. Paul Offit, Member of the FDA Advisory Committee and Director of Vaccine Education Center at CHOP, back onto the podcast to discuss the bleak news in the Nation’s Report Card of massive drops in educational scores due to closures related to the Coronavirus pandemic.
First, Dom asks Dr. Offit to take us inside the decision-making behind guidelines suggests for schools and children, with Offit telling what went into closing schools during the pandemic. Then, Giordano asks Offit what to expect moving forward, with Offit suggesting that the pandemic is over, so he wouldn’t expect any closures similar to what happened in 2020.

Then, Dom welcomes Joan Cullen, President of the Pennridge School District, to discuss the decision by the Department of Education to investigate the Central Bucks West School District due to an ACLU complaint over their decision to tighten restrictions around what can be taught concerning to gender and gender identity. The ACLU alleges that there is anti-LGBT discrimination taking place, with Giordano reading back some of the claims made in the complaint. Cullen explains what this means for school districts and parents, telling of the decision to be made regarding parental rights and whether they’re able to know what’s being taught to their children.

Featured Image Photo Credit: Dom Giordano