Tis the commencement season and thus the opportunity to spread the leftist, progressive message limits itself not only to the classrooms, full of spongelike childish minds, but also to the proud parental audiences. Or so thought the principle of one Belton, Missouri high school. What he encountered was, shall we say, somewhat less than a spongelike acceptance of his rhetoric.
Instead of word of encouragement, for the newly graduated class, “Black Lives Matter” was the theme of the speech by Dr. Fred Skretta.
RightWingNews published the FOX video and reported not he parental reaction toward the politically correct proselytizing
“I wanted to be a teacher ‘cause I wanted to change the world,” Belton High School Principal Dr. Fred Skretta said. “I wanted to make it a better place. I’m gonna be honest with you, in a lot of ways I fear that we are not there yet. If we were there, we wouldn’t have conflicts between police killing young black men.”
Parents said they were offended by Skretta’s remarks on their children’s graduation day.
“You don’t use the platform of a child’s graduation to push a political agenda or push your personal opinions,” one parent said.
Skretta took to Twitter to apologize, saying that he “meant no disrespect” with his remarks. TY all at #BHS graduation! I apologize if my remarks were offensive. Our law enforcement have difficult jobs & I meant no disrespect #agape — Doc Skretta (@Principal_BHS) May 17, 2015
Deputy Superintendent Dr. Steve Morgan said Skretta’s comments were not reflective of the district and that this is now a personnel matter.
“Comments were made at graduation and they certainly are not reflective of the district, so we sent out an apology in a statement today that went to all patrons reflecting that,” he said earlier this week.