As many community members in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach know, I was recently reelected to the Newport-Mesa school board. I want the community at large to know how many community members came forth--not so much to support me as an individual as to uphold the public schools' and our nation's heritage of tolerance and diversity.
In the final days of the campaign, parents and non-parent community members spoke out on behalf of providing our children with a breadth of information about the world in which they live. They want our young people able to deal with the diversity of ethnicity, of religion, and of perspective--which enriches our society. These people spoke up. They took a stand.