Over in the IJ comments section.

In response to the umpteenth complaint from a Stand complainer that Charter supporters haven’t heard them; this despite full monopolization of every conversation on NextDoor and unfettered access to RVSD trustees and their superintendent… see the articl.

You and Stand don’t want the Ross Valley Charter here. You claim a negative impact. Not unlike local groups that oppose developers, or the fast train, or the golf course, or Planned Parenthood , or pot dispensaries. What’s different about you (aka Stand) is that the other groups don’t relentlessly campaign against and target their next door neighbors. Neighbors that live in Victory Village, or ride the train, or play golf, or need birth control, or buy pot, or don’t like field lights or the latest flood control plan. What quality of life would be left in our neighborhoods?

For decades local and state laws have upheld our right to build and choose charter, private, or traditional schools. Charter schools can be authorized by district county or state. I’d suggest educating yourself on what legislation you can impact if you don’t like it.

Unfortunately you have declared yourself a tyrannical leader with a goal to undermine other families protected educational rights and privileges, outside of the law. You are so radicalized you are willing to promote distorted headlines and flat out lies and encourage others to upset children, schools, celebrations, community gathering places and neighborhoods until an entire community conforms to your demands? That’s the negative impact. Not a charter school that’s been peacefully cooperatively and lovingly serving community children for two decades.

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This quote COMPLETELY captures what has enraged so many of us for a very long time about Stand tactics, signs and propaganda – and the havoc they have wreaked. It’s not their opposition to charters, which in a democratic, pluralistic society, they’re entitled to. It’s their tactics of attacking individuals, their personal choices, and targeted their strategies for the specific destruction of an entity. I just can’t get beyond thinking how similar in tactics they are to the white people trying to intimidate the actual children who integrated segregated schools. It’s the totally inappropriate targeting rather than doing the hard… Read more »

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I agree completely. I have no problem with people feeling strongly that they don’t like charter schools, going to an RVC Board meeting to express their opinions, lobbying at the state level, or other similar actions. But I have a hard time with people standing outside the Open House of a school doing a “silent vigil” as if it’s a completely innocent act; handing out anti-RVC flyers to people coming to RVC tours because their child’s current school is not a good fit; littering the neighborhoods with yard signs for two years (we are ALL so sick of that visual… Read more »

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Yes, and don’t assume the rest of the world agrees with you! Stand, you do NOT represent “the community” as you continually claim. Many of us who live in Ross Valley think it’s a positive thing to have a charter school here. Finally, people without $20,000-30,000 to spend on yearly tuition can have a choice besides district schools! I know of three different families who were drawn to our community precisely because they found RVC online, came to visit, and decided to move here. Most of those same children go on to White Hill and Drake HS, play on sports… Read more »

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Those nutbags are pushing their signs at a school bus full of charter children on their way to school @ 8 in the morning . Those sign wielders are the room parents that sit on the PTA at the RVSD elementary schools. We pulled our kids from Manor and never looked backed ! The Ross Valley charter has the most inclusive tolerant welcoming parent and teacher community . We love it. So relieved to be out from under a poorly lead elementary district that lost its heart and charm. Oldest went on to middle school at WHite hill and has… Read more »

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To be fair, Stand folks have not protested in front of school kids this year. Perhaps they have gotten the message that that’s really uncool. And honestly, we don’t even notice the signs in their yards any more. It’s a rare car that still has a Stand magnet on it. I appreciate that many have realized that the sky has not fallen since the charter school came to town, and are no longer interested in fighting. As more and more people in Ross Valley know someone whose kids go to RVC, it becomes less of a big deal. It’s a… Read more »

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To be totally honest those magnets were handed out for free under the false pretense they represented RV school pride . Stand was out there in the pitch dark with six people at the charters open house. A huge ugly as sin orange sign and flashlights . Just standing there dark and rain. We live across the street and actually laughed out loud driving by at what a pathetic sight it was. A few poor kids forced to stand there too. Our town is Over it. Our schools are over it . We’ve moved on. Our friends are at the… Read more »

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Not only did they protest at the last RVC orientation a month or so ago, they leafleted all the cars in the parking lot with flyers that contained blatant lies.

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I hope those leaflets were recycled, not put in the landfill.
Sad that all those magnets and yard signs will wind up there.

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Bingo!