Since the pandemic hit, parents have been fighting unconstitutional mask mandates plaguing our cities and school districts. Our leaders use selective science to muzzle our children, despite Governor Abbott’s lifting of the mask mandates in Texas. Parents are often marginalized when advocating on behalf of their children while school districts hide behind inconsistent recommendations from the CDC and the local Health and Human Services.
Rather than listening to the taxpayers and stakeholders who know what is best for their children, they doubled down on masks - literally, some wear two of them.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins established an ad-hoc committee to advise area school districts with little regard for parental input. These “health” experts imposed restrictions on our public school children they didn’t require for their own practices and hospital where they work.
Melinda Spence is a local real estate advisor and is married with four children, three of whom are enrolled in Richardson ISD. She taught for six years in rural East Texas, private school in Houston and public school in Dallas. She is certified in Special Education and is passionate about education, as well as life at all stages.
Aimee Urest is a Dallas native who studied psychology and with an emphasis on trauma at Baylor University and went into pharmaceutical sales. She later became an entrepreneur featured on Shark Tank in 2013 for her women-owned premium denim company. She is married with two boys. Her oldest is in first grade at UP Elementary in Highland Park ISD. She is currently a lead trainer at a local fitness studio.
Melinda addressed the social impact of masking children before they are fully developed. She reflected on the negative effects with her youngest child as a freshman entering high school. It made it difficult for her to make friends and advocate for her own education.
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