A student assembly at Dover-Sherborn High School in Dover, MA has many parents furious. On January 31, 2018 students attended the school-wide assembly on the seemingly harmless topic of “inclusion”. According to a local TV news report, parents were notified ahead of time about the assembly and told the guest speaker was to discuss hate-speech. A concerned parent after the assembly said, “We were told this speech was about one thing – anti-bullying, being kind to one another, and accepting each other for who they are.” However this parent tells the news reporter that, “What our kids got was a political speech bashing the current administration.”
The guest speaker shifted focus of the assembly to the new topic of whom they should and should not support for president. The speaker began encouraging students to become voters so they can vote against President Trump. According to the news report, “The speaker at the assembly encouraged kids to register to vote so that President Trump could be pushed out of office.” The speaker praised the previous Democrat president several times throughout the speech, while bad mouthing the current Republican President Trump.
Angry parents have been filing complaints with school administrators and say, “they are angry that a school assembly became a forum for political indictment.” The news report when on to say that the headmaster claimed he couldn’t comment on the situation without permission of the superintendent, while the superintendent could not be reached for comment.