Brentwood resident Frank Wegerson was unhappy reading about the reported white privilege “Cultural Competency” series Williamson County teachers are having to watch.
Wegerson said he was also worried about the leftist Southern Poverty Law Center holding a workshop in Franklin that county teachers will attend.
So Wegerson emailed Superintendent Mike Looney Wednesday morning – and, much to his surprise, he got an almost immediate response.
Only minutes after pressing the ‘send’ button, the Brentwood resident said Looney read the email and called to tell him that he wanted the conference to go “straight down the middle,” without “bias toward the left or right.”
Looney told Wegerson he doesn’t watch CNN or FOX News because he believes both networks push an agenda.
“He didn’t commit to anything,” Wegerson said of Looney.
“He simply said that he was going to look at it some more.”
Wegerson also sent Looney an article FOX News personality Tucker Carlson wrote warning people about the SPLC’s leftist politics.
“He [Looney] just thanked me for sending him the article and said he wanted to hit it down the middle, wanted to be straight, not going too far left or right and I thought, well, that’s interesting because he chose the most left organization. I didn’t say it to him, but that’s what I was thinking,” Wegerson said. (emphasis added)
Looney said nothing to Wegerson about having researched the SPLC, he said.
The Tennessee Star asked Wegerson if he thinks Looney will ever change his mind about the direction he’s taking the school system with the “Cultural Competency” series and its involvement with the SPLC.
“I wish. I don’t know,” Wegerson said.
“When I hung up with him, I got the feeling, he said to me, approximately 20 teachers or educators out of 600 or so in the Williamson County System had signed up for this May 2 and 3 event. He hoped it would go over well.”
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