Brooke Ashjian: What's Going On?

Brooke Ashjian, president of the Fresno Unified School District Board, has been in the news a lot lately. If you've been reading any of these articles, you might be a bit confused. Let's break it down.

The origin of these issues boils down to comments made on the website, Ripoffreport.com, on which Mr. Ashjian wrote derogatory remarks about Gay Tulare (now named LGBT Fresno). The comments were made using fake names, and then tracked to the President's computer.

Well, as you could guess, the LGBTQ Community has been less-than-impressed with Mr. Ashjian since then. Many are left wondering how and why this occured, and what to do about it.

To make matters worse, President Ashjian went on to make disparaging comments about the LGBTQ Community overall, not just Gay Fresno, a partner organization to this Chapter, LGBT Tulare. In an interview with the Fresno Bee, Mr. Ashjian stated that unbiased sexual education could have negative consequences for "kids who are extremely moldable at this stage". 

Perhaps you're wondering how somebody can get away with such archaic stated opinions and obvious bullying. Well, he might not be getting away with it, after all.

According to a recent Fresno Bee report, the Fresno Unified school board will vote in the next several weeks regarding possible disciplinary action against Brooke Ashjian. Let's hope they do.

Better late than never, right?