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Ingrid Campos: Parents' rights and 'traditional' values

Original post made on Oct 7, 2022

Ingrid Campos is running for a seat on the Palo Alto school board with what she describes as a focus on parents' rights in education.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, October 7, 2022, 6:52 AM

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Posted by Peter Jessup
a resident of Barron Park
on Oct 7, 2022 at 9:17 am

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Ms. Campos' view on education is reflective of many red state constituencies who cherish family values, a strong belief in God, and contempt for overly progressive school agendas.

Whether this platform will fly in terms of her PAUSD candidacy remains to be seen as many Palo Alto resident voters tend to view themselves as liberal-minded.

That said, parents do have a say in their children's education and elementary aged children do not need to be indoctrinated with woke/LGBTQ curriculum at such an early age.

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These controversial topics are best reserved for older children (aka adolescents) if at all.


Posted by Merilee Cassidy
a resident of Community Center
on Oct 7, 2022 at 11:09 am

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Posted by William Billiam
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 8, 2022 at 3:34 pm

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Posted by Michele Dauber
a resident of Barron Park
on Oct 9, 2022 at 12:00 am

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Ok so it is obvious Campos isn't going to win, so there's no need to discuss her. What is worth discussing is what the district did in response to her specious claim that Stamped is a racist book, or the wholly false claim that it is somehow connected to "Critical Race Theory.'

I think we need more information about how it was that the district provided "alternative" materials on the basis of someone didn't want to learn about about the history of racism. How is that consistent with equity goal, or common sense. If a parent complains that they don't believe the Holocaust is real, do you give them some alternative history materials too? What if they think the 2020 election was stolen? Do you give them some "alternative" political science? What is happening right now.


Posted by Yolanda Marquez
a resident of Ventura
on Oct 9, 2022 at 8:34 am

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"...it is obvious Campos isn't going to win, so there's no need to discuss her."

^ Then why is Ms. Campos running for a seat on the PAUSD?

Ms. Campos' moral values are reflective of many evangelists and social conservatives who believe our country is slipping away and sinking into an abyss of unfounded political correctness.

Ms. Campos has ardent supporters and even if she does not win, these progressive woke issues will be called into question once again as our children are led further astray by proponents of left-wing propaganda.


Posted by Samuel L.
a resident of Meadow Park
on Oct 9, 2022 at 9:43 am

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@michelle dauber. - "Ok so it is obvious Campos isn't going to win, so there's no need to discuss her."

Same thing was said about Trump. How'd that work out? There are plenty of.peiple in PA who quietly agree w Campos' views. Palo Alto might be considered liberal, but it's also home to the Hoover Institute, a large number of churches and an older demographic who have not all embraced equality for all.
I do not believe that she will win either, but she is also the type of person who you need to make sure you understand.


Posted by Marlene Peters
a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 9, 2022 at 9:54 am

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Samuel L. said it best...though Ingrid Campos may reflect a more conservative view, there are countless Palo Alto parents who support her views in private.

Times have changed and while a more liberal and progressive viewpoint is trendy at the moment, there may come a time when various woke philosophies are deemed a failure towards improving society as a whole because wokeness per se encourages more disunity rather than societal healing.


Posted by Samuel L.
a resident of Meadow Park
on Oct 9, 2022 at 11:30 am

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The example that Michelle Dauber sets by writing Campos off merely because she doesn't agree with Campos highlights the issue that could transpire across the country this November and in 2024.


Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 9, 2022 at 11:59 am

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Reading some of the comments on Nextdoor, there is a lot of high emotions about this race. There are also many assumptions being made even on this thread also. We have to remember that our young people are watching and learning from us.

Unfair comments including the idea that one candidate is not likely to win doesn't help teach about tolerance or discernment. Our young people are the ones who will be living with the choices being made and when we discount a candidate we don't dislike it sends a very sad message about how elections should be fair and all candidates are worthy to be heard as well as thanked for their willingness to be open to public scrutiny and to serve on one of our public boards.

If you don't like someone, don't vote for them. If you don't agree with their opinions, vote for someone you share opinions with. Be discerning, tolerant and pleased that we have candidates willing to be open to share their time and their efforts in this race.


Posted by Samuel L.
a resident of Meadow Park
on Oct 9, 2022 at 6:07 pm

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Yes, voters should be informed.

Here is Ingrid Campos' Twitter feed:
Web Link


Posted by Michele Dauber
a resident of Barron Park
on Oct 10, 2022 at 9:16 am

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She isn't going to win because this is Palo Alto, a deep blue area in a deep blue state. She has no chance. Period. I do think that the comparison to Trump is apt, not because she could win but because her right wing views are similar to Trump's views.


Posted by Michele Dauber
a resident of Barron Park
on Oct 10, 2022 at 9:31 am

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Samuel is correct that Ingrid's twitter feed is off the hook, and it is true that her interviews have not reflected the bizarre claims on her twitter. The Weekly should have read this twitter feed and then refused to treat her like a serious candidate and instead pressed her on these tweets:

October 1:
"WWIII has already started with psy-ops, media manipulation, the release of the virus, constant cyber attacking and weather/nature disruption through MANipulation. New kind of war."

September 24:
Quote tweeting Marjorie Taylor Greene, Campos saying "Amen" to Greene's anti tras bigotry: "ESG and wokeness are killing the Democrats, but the left’s trans kid agenda is the nail in their coffin."

March 27, tweeting that COVID vaccines are a crime against humanity:
"..and unfortunately as that "binding agreement" is ignored/breeched, so are the "crimes against humanity" political faction brought about by the Nuremberg Trials (1945-194) and what is going on today with MANDATED VACCINES and adverse reactions and death!

But I think the larger issue is why the district gave this person "alternative facts" when she objected to our Board approved curriculum that included study of racism's history and impacts. We should not provide alternative facts for people who want to censor history.


Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Oct 10, 2022 at 10:11 am

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The Weekly sent out an unusual emailed apology for not originally covering her right-wing ties and/or the regional push to install right-wing school board members that readers noted here in Town Talk "until it saw whether her candidacy gained traction."

Most missed the update to the original bland uninformative profile because the update carried the same headline as the original.


Posted by ALB
a resident of College Terrace
on Oct 10, 2022 at 1:02 pm

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Thank you OnlineName for revealing the Campos interview issue. Dauber is right we are blue territory. Campos has issues with the Nuremberg Trials and claims WWIII has begun. If PA is too tolerant and provides fact-based courses in history then perhaps she needs to relocate. She is clearly a plant from the uber right to disrupt education and try to score with like-minded ultra fanatics IMO. Vaccines are winning the war in public health yet Campos believes in conspiracy ‘think’ to the contrary of facts. So vote for the professional educator and well-balanced
Shana Segal who has a proven track record.


Posted by Roger Dodger
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 10, 2022 at 8:57 pm

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The apologia going on in this thread and others regarding Campos's candidacy and her stances are appalling. She has quite clearly aligned herself with fascist adjacent positions on her own web site and on Twitter and the fact that the Weekly has given her a prominent platform is more than a bit concerning. A quick glance at these sources make it quite clear that she is parroting hard-right talking points that ought to give people here in Palo Alto some considerable pause. You or someone in your family might be a member of the LGBTQ community, and Campos has no problem labeling you as "deviant." Do we really want someone even close to our School Board who would label any of our students or their families as "deviant"? This sort of hateful speech has no place in an educational setting. This candidate has no business being anywhere near decision-making power when it comes to the educational environment of our kids. The damage she could do is incalculable. And yes, many of us said the same things about Donald Trump back in 2016. How did that work out for us?


Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Oct 10, 2022 at 9:35 pm

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"A quick glance at these sources make it quite clear that she is parroting hard-right talking points that ought to give people here in Palo Alto some considerable pause.

Echoing Roger Dodger. And a quick scan of the books the hard-right is working hard to get banned nationally ought to give people here pause since it keeps growing weekly along with each new definitions of deviant.

Recently "deviant" included technically oriented girls who program since a girl's place should be home with the kiddies, not working with men, not being self-supporting. (Search "Girls Who Code")


Posted by Another
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Oct 12, 2022 at 8:42 am

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What concerns me is that Campos is also advocating more laning in math classes, which I think is a clever ploy to attract more votes from those groups in Palo Alto who place an extremely high value on education achievement. These same groups tend to be more culturally conservative, so they may also be sympathetic to her anti-LGBTQ rhetoric. And because many of them didn't grow up in the US and experience racism first hand as kids like I and many other Asian Americans did, they aren't as attuned to her obviously hard-right-wing views and just how toxic they are.

I think Michelle is right and she won't win, but I'm afraid she could end up winning a higher vote % than we expect.

Some great person decorated one of her campaign signs with gay pride flags yesterday and put it right on East Meadow near the train tracks. Thank you to whoever did that. I hope love and tolerance win out in November.


Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 12, 2022 at 9:43 am

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I never thought hate speech was a thing until I read some of the comments on here.

Wow, nice way to deal with candidates you don't like. I would imagine that many will vote just to support her against all the negative support.


Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 14, 2022 at 4:50 pm

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Sorry that I am posting a consecutive post but hopefully because there is such a delay between postings it will be allowed.

I have just seen the article from the Paly Voice about Campos. This is a fair and unbiased account of an interview they appear to have done with her. This is from our students and it seems that they have respectfully reported on her. It is refreshing that our student journalists are doing a good job of covering this candidate. Web Link


Posted by Forever Name
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 16, 2022 at 2:00 pm

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@ Another: "Some great person decorated one of her campaign signs with gay pride flags yesterday and put it right on East Meadow near the train tracks. Thank you to whoever did that."

Defacing the Campos campaign sign with marker, covering it with streamers, and moving the sign to another location, was not decoration. Tampering with signs is vandalism, illegal in CA, and wrong. Worst of all, it's an UGLY example of intolerance no matter what the ideology behind it. How ironic, and pathetic, that someone who purports to be in favor of *tolerance* would actually applaud and encourage vandalism of campaign signs in Palo Alto. Calling vandalism "decorating" and "thanking" whoever did it says more about those who oppose this candidate than it does about Campos. I wouldn't be surprised if this vandalism stunt backfires and awards Campos with more votes.


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